August 14, 2007 10:11 ET

TRUSTe Executive Director Fran Maier to Discuss Cross-Border Personal Data at Summer Privacy Symposium

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - Today, nonprofit consumer privacy organization TRUSTe, announced that Executive Director Fran Maier will present during the Summer Privacy Symposium, to be held August 21-24, 2007 at the Charles Hotel and Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA.

The Privacy Symposium addresses a number of key national and international privacy policy issues and presents industry-specific hypothetical case studies. A wide variety of noted experts in the field will convene, with the unified goal of developing and sharing thoughtful and practical approaches to privacy and security policies and procedures.

Fran Maier's session, "Self-Regulatory Approaches to Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data - The APEC Experience," will be held on Day 2 of the event, Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. on Track II B: Global Privacy Policy. Fran will address the development of rules and guiding principles for cross-border privacy in the APEC economies, and how trustmarks can act as accountability agents for implementation through certification and enforcement.

If you will be attending the Privacy Symposium and would like to arrange a meeting with Fran, please contact Morgan McDowell of blast! PR. For more information on the event, please visit

About the Speaker:

Fran Maier is one of the foremost privacy experts in the online field. Since Fran joined TRUSTe in 2001, the independent, non-profit has evolved to expand consumer choice from Web sites to downloadable software to email and international programs. During that time TRUSTe has strengthened its monitoring and dispute resolution platforms while growing in influence and certifying more than 2,000 websites. Fran speaks widely on the issues of privacy, security and trust, has appeared before the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce, and has testified before the United States House of Representative's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

About TRUSTe:

TRUSTe helps consumers and businesses identify trustworthy online organizations through its Web Privacy Seal, Email Privacy Seal and Trusted Download Programs. An independent, nonprofit organization celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2007, TRUSTe certifies more than 2,000 Web sites, including the major internet portals and leading brands such as AOL, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Intuit and eBay. TRUSTe resolves thousands of individual privacy disputes every year. To learn more about internet privacy visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Morgan McDowell
    blast! PR on behalf of TRUSTe
    919-833-9975 x.12
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