August 14, 2004

Reconciling National Security and Consumer Privacy

Washington DC Forum Aims to Help Organizations Walk Line Between

Anti-Terror Efforts and Consumer Data Protection

YORK, Maine — August 17, 2004 — The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the world's largest association for the privacy profession, announced it will host an event examining the intersection of consumer privacy and national security. The IAPP Privacy and National Security Forum, to be held at the Washington Renaissance Hotel on September 30th, will assemble thought leaders in government and industry for a candid debate on the privacy issues raised by current national security efforts.

"In an era of increased focus on national security, demands placed on the private sector for data and technologies to combat increased threats seem incompatible with demands on the protection of sensitive consumer information," notes Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP.  "How can an organization maintain robust data security to protect consumer privacy while also making provision for possible cooperation with governmental anti-terror efforts?  This is the central issue addressed at our forum."

The IAPP Privacy and National Security Forum, with sponsorship from Gray Cary and Infoglide, offers a series of keynotes from leading privacy and governmental experts, and topical panels on subjects including personal surveillance technologies, risk assessment, and the international security perspective.  Through this one-day forum, attendees will learn how to respond to the business opportunities and privacy challenges they face today, hear how to avoid common privacy pitfalls that can ensnare promising technologies and programs, and discover how such problems can be overcome, while preserving their commitment to maintaining consumer privacy and trust.

Speakers and panelists include:

Nuala O'Connor Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Jeff Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University; Author, The Naked Crowd

Steven Brill, President, Verified Identity Pass

Fred Cate, Professor of Law, Indiana University

Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Legal Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Dan Caprio, Chief Privacy Officer, US Department of Commerce

Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Technology

Marty Abrams, Director, Center for Information Policy Management

The Privacy and National Security Forum
Washington Renaissance Hotel

September 30, 2004

Washington, DC

For more information or to register, call the IAPP at 800-266-6501, or visit

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's leading association of privacy and security professionals.  The IAPP helps define and support the profession of privacy by being a forum for interaction, education, and discussion across industries.  To learn more, visit

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