March 16, 2004

IAPP Announces KnowledgeNet Networking Luncheons

Quarterly Events Target Education and Networking for Privacy Community

Philadelphia, PA, March 16, 2004 – The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the
world's largest association for individuals in the profession of privacy, and TRUSTe, the leading privacy
seal program, announce the launch of KnowledgeNet, the newest member benefit created exclusively for
IAPP members and TRUSTe Seal holders. KnowledgeNet is a series of quarterly luncheons hosted by
Ernst & Young in regional business hubs designed to offer IAPP and TRUSTe members an enjoyable,
convenient way to increase their knowledge and awareness of privacy issues, while networking with fellow
privacy professionals.

Inaugural KnowledgeNet events have been scheduled for the following cities:

  • March 24 Boston
  • March 25 New York
  • March 31 Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • April 7 San Francisco
  • April 28 Seattle
  • May 5 Philadelphia

Check for specific times and locations for each event.

“As the privacy community continues to grow, we believe it is important for privacy professionals, who are
often isolated within their employer organizations, to have an opportunity to network with other privacy
professionals while gaining valuable insight into developments within the privacy industry,” said Trevor
Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP. “KnowledgeNet brings these important opportunities to the
privacy community in a format that is both edifying and enjoyable.”

KnowledgeNet initially targets the six cities with the largest concentration of privacy professionals. Lunch
is provided for attendees who will have a chance to meet one another, network, and share ideas and best
practices. Future KnowledgeNet events will feature speakers who will offer training and updates about
current issues in the privacy profession.

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

TRUSTe is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to
establish trusting relationships based on respect for personal identity and information in the evolving
networked world. Founded in 1997, TRUSTe runs the leading privacy certification and seal program. Its
seal programs are considered Safe Harbors for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and
the EU Safe Harbor Framework. For more information on TRUSTe please visit