November 14, 2006 10:24 ET

IAPP and (ISC)2 to Host Roundtable on Privacy, Security and the 110th U.S. Congress

Nov. 16 Audio Conference to Explore Likely Outcomes for Privacy and Security Issues in Light of the Recent Elections

YORK, ME -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the world's largest organization representing the privacy industry, in coordination with the Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the largest certifying body in the information security profession, today announced a special panel discussion on the likely regulatory and policy impacts on privacy and security from the recent U.S. congressional elections.

"Privacy, Security and the New Congress: What to Expect in 2007," will be held on Nov. 16, 2006 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time as a live audio conference. Special discounted registration rates are available to IAPP and (ISC)2 members. Other information management, risk management and compliance professionals are encouraged to register.

"The IAPP is pleased to join (ISC)2 in hosting this important discussion for privacy and security professionals," said J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP. "With such a profound shift in the makeup of both legislative bodies, it's critical for us to have an early perspective on the policy agenda for privacy and security issues in 2007 and beyond."

The audio conference will feature a panel of leading corporate and academic experts on privacy and security legislation including:

--  Lynn McNulty, Director of Government Affairs, Information Security
    Certification Consortium (ISC)2;
--  Peter P. Swire, CIPP, C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, Moritz
    College of Law of The Ohio State University; Senior Fellow, Center for
    American Progress (formerly Chief Counselor for Privacy, U.S. Office of
    Management & Budget);
--  Stu Ingis, Partner, Venable LLP;
--  Paul Martino, Counsel, Alston & Bird; (formerly Majority Counsel to
    the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee); and
--  Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director, International Association of
    Privacy Professionals (Moderator).

"Last year saw a plethora of data breaches and other security incidents," notes Lynn McNulty, Director of Government Affairs for (ISC)2. "This audio conference will offer essential learning on how the new U.S. Congress is likely to view these issues. We are glad to be participating with the IAPP in the discussion and urge all (ISC)2 members to attend."

Registration for "Privacy, Security and the New Congress: What to Expect in 2007" is available now online. For more information please visit:


The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 3,000 members across 23 countries. The IAPP helps define and support the privacy profession through industry-leading conferences, networking events, educational resources and credentialing programs. More information about the IAPP is available at


The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2 , is the internationally recognized Gold Standard for educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. Founded in 1989 by industry leaders, (ISC)2 issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations. Several of (ISC)2's credentials meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel.

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