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July 26, 2005

IAPP Announces Privacy Innovation Award Call for Entries

YORK, Maine, July 26, 2005 — The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest organization of professionals in the field of privacy, today issued a call for entries for the prestigious HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award, an annual recognition of privacy leadership in the public, private and technology sectors.

The HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award recognizes organizations that have embraced privacy both for its competitive advantage as well as its role in improving the customer experience. A panel of judges selected by the IAPP will evaluate entries on the basis of program structure and effectiveness. Now in its third year, the HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and is managed exclusively by the IAPP.   

"As privacy continues to dominate the consumer landscape, we look forward to this year's competition," said J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP. "We expect this year's awards will demonstrate the ongoing innovation and commitment that organizations are devoting to this critical issue."

One winner from each of three categories will be honored: large organization, small organization and technology. This year marks the introduction of the HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Technology Award.  This award will be presented to the organization that has transformed or enhanced business through the implementation of a privacy technology.

Government agencies and non-profits are eligible to apply in all categories.
"We established this award several years ago to bring some much-deserved attention to organizations that understood privacy as a business imperative and competitive advantage," said Barb Lawler, CIPP, Chief Privacy Officer of Hewlett-Packard. "This year, with privacy's importance to business as crystal clear as the morning's headlines, we're looking forward to the new levels of creativity and depth to which businesses are taking their privacy efforts."

Interested candidates must submit their entries for consideration by the IAPP to the Award Website at http://www.privacyinnovation.org/. For more information, contact Sol Bermann at (614) 688-4192 or by e-mail at bermann.1@osu.edu. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, September 9, 2005. Award winners will be announced at the IAPP Privacy Academy, October 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ABOUT THE IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals.  The IAPP helps define and support the profession of privacy by promoting a forum for interaction, education and discussion across industries.  For more information on the IAPP, visit www.privacyassociation.org.