SOURCE: Privacy & American Business

July 06, 2006 09:00 ET

In Wake of Mounting Data Breaches, Experts Help Businesses Tackle Their HR Data Practices in Upcoming P&AB Tele/Web Conference

HR Privacy Expert, Dr. Donald Harris, Leads Tele/Web Conference July 13, 2006 With an In-Depth Data Breach Case Study, Analysis of Breach Legislation and Enforcement, and Guidance on What Employers Should Be Doing to Prevent and Respond Effectively to Disclosures

HACKENSACK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- As the spate of much-publicized data breaches continues, including the recent Veterans Affairs' loss jeopardizing 26 million vets, and other losses of employee data just this month from ING, Union Pacific, and Equifax, companies are examining their own information policies and practices to avoid becoming the next data breach poster child. Many companies are beginning this process by attending the Privacy & American Business Tele/Web Conference, Data Breach Laws: The New Privacy Imperative for HR on July 13, 2-4pm EDT.

This virtual event, sponsored by Ernst & Young, will be hosted by Dr. Alan Westin and led by HR expert, Dr. Donald Harris. Presenters include Julie Brill, Vermont Assistant AG; Deb Overlin, HR Data Privacy Director, the Boeing Company; Dr. Harris and Dr. Westin.

On the Agenda

Alan Westin, President and Publisher of Privacy & American Business, will begin the Tele/Web with an overview of current and pending state and federal data breach notification laws, including trends and litigation in this area.

Julie Brill, Vermont Assistant AG and Chair of the Privacy Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), will discuss the laws, policy issues involved in trying to reconcile them, how enforcement is carried out and NAAG's involvement in shaping federal legislation.

Deb Overlin, HR Data Privacy Director, the Boeing Company, will provide a unique insider's case study of what happened when a laptop with data on 161,000 employees was stolen, how the breach was handled and what practices and procedures were put in place as a result of the breach.

Dr. Donald Harris, President, HR Privacy Solutions, will review other reported breaches of employee data, analyze their significance, and discuss what employers should be doing to prevent and respond to breaches. A review of notice requirements outside the U.S. will also be included.

Register Now

To register for this event, visit to download the registration form or contact Diane Gamgochian at (201) 996-1154 or

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