January 03, 2007 10:56 ET

The International Association of Privacy Professionals Opens Registration for the IAPP Privacy Summit 07

Largest Gathering of Privacy Pros Will Converge March 7-9 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel for Exposure to Prominent U.S., International Regulators and Privacy Experts

YORK, ME -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 3, 2007 -- Registration is now open for the IAPP Privacy Summit 07, the largest annual gathering of privacy professionals in the world. Now in its seventh year, the event will once again be hosted in Washington, D.C., by the profession's leading organization, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

"Privacy and security issues will be at the top of the legislative agenda in 2007," said Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, President of the IAPP and Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel at Nationwide Insurance Companies. "Both the new U.S. Congress and the emerging field of presidential candidates are elevating privacy through high-profile legislative proposals and we expect to see a variety of bills drafted and debated in the U.S. as well as internationally. The IAPP Privacy Summit 07 will clarify and expand this debate by offering the latest insights on international privacy laws, policies and standards. Our attendees will hear directly from the most diverse, influential and knowledgeable regulators and experts."

Registration for attendees and the media is available at

The IAPP proudly announces its line-up of keynote speakers for the IAPP Privacy Summit 07:

--  Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
--  Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner of the United Kingdom.
--  Scott McNealy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sun Microsystems,
--  Alan Charles Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP and Vice Chairman of the
    President's Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
The IAPP Privacy Summit is highly regarded for its combination of educational programs and networking forums. The 2007 summit agenda is designed to allow attendees to build their own programming on an advanced or general level. It will offer sessions across several industry sectors, with a particular focus on regulators, enforcement, vendor relationships and information-sharing.

The IAPP will host its signature member reception, the IAPP Privacy Summit Gala Reception, on Thursday, March 8. Sponsored by Deloitte, this year's reception will be held amid the splendor of the National Building Museum's Great Hall, the site of 16 presidential inaugural balls.

The Summit also will offer training and testing for all three of its privacy credentialing programs. More than 1,000 privacy professionals have earned their privacy certification for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), the IAPP's first international credential. On-site certification training will be held Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7. All examinations will be held on Friday, March 9.

        What:     IAPP Privacy Summit 07

        When:     March 7-9, 2007

        Where:    Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
                  999 Ninth St. NW
                  Washington, D.C.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with nearly 3,000 members globally. The IAPP helps to define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at

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