November 1, 2004

Privacy Law Updates are Subject of December IAPP Audio Conference Series

California Privacy Law and Binding Corporate Rules Examined by Privacy Community

YORK, Maine — November 1, 2004 — Ever the hotbed of privacy legislation, California's disclosure and security requirements, which go into effect January 1, 2005, will force many business to change their privacy practices.  And for companies with international operations, the subject of Binding Corporate Rules has moved front-and-center as a means of complying with EU privacy directives.

Both topics will be tackled by the experts during the International Association of Privacy Professionals' December audio conference series.

December 8, 2004 — 1-2:30 pm (ET)

California Privacy Disclosures and Security Requirements

Two new California laws, SB 27 and AB 1950, mean new requirements for companies collecting personal information on California residents.  SB 27, the so-called "shine the light" law, requires detailed disclosure of personal information sharing for direct marketing purposes.  AB 1950 requires basic information security safeguards of companies not subject to similar federal rules. Our expert speaker team will examine the impact of these new laws and answer your specific questions.

  • Joanne McNabb, Chief, California Office of Privacy Protection, Sacramento, CA;
  • Reece Hirsch, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute, Tucson, Arizona
  • Harry Valetk, Director of Privacy Online, Entertainment Software Rating Bureau, New York, NY

December 15, 2004 — 1-2:30 pm (ET)

Binding Corporate Rules — What You Need to Know

There are numerous challenges involved in complying with the national laws of European Economic Area (EEA) member states related to the transfer of personal data.  A new alternative being developed and pursued by some multinational companies, Corporate Binding Rules, would establish rules binding individual corporate groups, including group members outside the EEA, ensuring intra-group transfers of personal data are compliant with EU directives.  Our expert speakers will discuss this new alternative and share the experiences of their companies in pursuing approvals from the European Data Protection Authorities.

  • Jim Jordan, Chief Privacy Leader & Senior Counsel, Information Technology, General Electric Company, Atlanta, GA
  • Bojana Bellamy, Global Privacy Compliance Lead, Accenture, London
  • Jeroen Terstegge, Corporate Privacy Officer/Legal Counsel, Philips International, The Netherlands

Format and Fees

IAPP audio conferences are scheduled for 1 ½ hours, with the first hour dedicated to speaker presentations, followed by a Q&A period where the audio attendees get answers to their questions from the experts.  Reference materials are sent to the registrants approximately 48 hours in advance of the audio conference.  Registration fees:  $159 per line for IAPP members, and $179 per line for nonmembers.  To register or order a CD, retrieve the online order form from,  or phone Katie Paris at 207-351-1500.

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.