January 5, 2006

Registration Opens for the IAPP National Summit 2006

Line-Up of Keynote Speakers Announced for International Gathering of
Privacy Pros March 8-10 in Washington, DC

YORK, Maine — January 5, 2006 -- The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest association of professionals in the privacy industry, today announced the opening of registration for its National Summit 2006. This year's Summit will offer an in-depth focus on domestic and international privacy issues while providing access to privacy pros who seek to connect and network with key public policymakers.

"We look forward to hosting privacy pros in the heart of Washington, DC, for an invaluable opportunity to network with public policymakers and significant leaders in the privacy profession," said J. Trevor Hughes, the IAPP's Executive Director. "The National Summit 2006 gives attendees the chance to tailor programming specifically for their interests. We urge privacy pros from diverse industries to register as soon as possible for an opportunity that will expand their breadth and depth of expertise in the privacy profession."

To register for the Summit or learn more about the event, go to

The IAPP is proud to present the following keynote speakers at the National Summit 2006:

  • Jonathan Zittrain, Co-Founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.
  • Brad Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, for Microsoft, who helped spearhead the company's global campaigns to bring enforcement actions against those responsible for illegal spamming, virus creation and software counterfeiting.
  • David J. Brailer, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Brailer heads President Bush's efforts to deploy widespread health-information technology within the next 10 years.
  • Christophe Pallez, Secretaire general de la CNIL, France. Secretary General Pallez has served as head of the French data protection authority since September 2005.

The Summit agenda will include the most recent information on hot topics, including:  ID theft; Genetic privacy; International privacy issues, including India and its outsourcing industry; and Generational privacy issues that affect the attitudes of different age groups.

The Summit also will offer privacy pros IAPP certification training and testing. On Wednesday, March 8, the IAPP will hold an all-day workshop to help students prepare for certification testing for both credentials, the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G). Certification examinations will be administered Friday, March 10.

What:          IAPP National Summit 2006
When:         March 8-10, 2006
Where:        Omni Shoreham Hotel
                     2500 Calvert St., NW
                     Washington, D.C.  20008

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 2,000 members globally. The IAPP helps define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. For more information on the IAPP, visit