January 19, 2005

Germany's Peter Schaar to Address D.C. Privacy Audience

Leading European Data Privacy Commissioner to Discuss International Privacy

with Capitol Area Privacy Professionals

Washington DC, January 19, 2005 — The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's foremost association for individuals in the profession of privacy, announces that Peter Schaar, Germany's data privacy commissioner and chair of the European Data Commission, will address a gathering of privacy professionals during the February 2 IAPP/TRUSTe KnowledgeNet meeting in Washington, DC.

Schaar has been a central figure in the formation of European privacy policy and issues of importance to the international privacy community, such as regulating international data transfers and air travel security.  Schaar will discuss the latest in privacy developments from Germany and the European Union.

"Commissioner Schaar's experience and insight into the dramatic evolution of privacy law in Europe will be of great interest to anyone involved in the privacy profession today," said William B. Baker, partner, Wiley Rein & Fielding, and co-chair of KnowledgeNet's Washington, DC chapter.  "Mr. Schaar's appearance at the February 2 KnowledgeNet meeting represents a rare opportunity to discuss important issues with one of the privacy worlds most influential voices."

Who:                     Peter Schaar, Data Privacy Commissioner, Germany

What:                    Washington DC KnowledgeNet Meeting

When:                   11:30am — 1:00pm, February 2, 2005

Where:                  Ernst & Young, 1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Why:                     Update on German/EU Privacy Developments

KnowledgeNet meetings are sponsored by Ernst & Young and are open to IAPP and TRUSTe members only.  For information about the IAPP or KnowledgeNet, call the 800-266-6501, or visit


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


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 an award-winning global 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. TRUSTe's mission extends standards, certification and oversight into email with Bonded Sender and wireless with the Wireless Advisory Committee. For more information on TRUSTe please visit