January 7, 2004

Four International Privacy Commissioners to Provide Keynotes at IAPP Summit

Top Privacy Leaders From Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, and Spain
to Discuss Global Data Protection Issues

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 7, 2004 – Privacy and data protection commissioners from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Spain, and Hong Kong will meet and present keynote addresses on Thursday, February 19 at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 2004 Privacy & Data Security Summit & Expo. The commissioners will discuss the international privacy landscape, offer updates on the latest developments in global privacy regulation, and offer insight on privacy's effecton international data flows. The IAPP Privacy and Data Protection Summit takes place February 18 - 20 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

"This assembly of international commissioners offers a truly unique view into the increasingly interconnected world of privacy regulation," said Trevor Hughes, IAPP executive director. "From North America, to Europe, and Asia, the flow of trade and
information is now indelibly colored by the need to protect the privacy of the world's citizens, both at home and abroad. The Commissioners' knowledge and insight are invaluable to gaining a thorough understanding of that new reality."

Sponsored by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the conference will feature the latest guidance on spam, identity theft, federal and state privacy activities, healthcare and financial privacy, as well as security, technology, and marketing issues. The conference will feature leading speakers from the FTC, DHS, and Treasury Department; as well as top privacy professionals from IBM, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft, AOL, Countrywide, Hewlett-Packard, Nationwide, eBay, AT&T Wireless, USPS, Eastman Kodak, and Wells Fargo Bank.

For More Information:
IAPP Privacy & Data Security Summit & Expo
February 18 - 20, 2004
Washington Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

For sponsor, exhibitor and registration information, please visit the IAPP website at or contact the IAPP National Office (800-266-6501).

The IAPP is the world's leading association of privacy and security professionals. With more than 1,000 individual and corporate members, the IAPP defines and supports the profession of privacy by being a forum for interaction, education, and discussion across industries. Further information on the IAPP can be found at