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April 20, 2006

The IAPP Takes Signature Privacy Networking Program on the Road for the First Asia Pacific Tour

Privacy Pros Urged To Invite Colleagues To Attend Networking Sessions
    
YORK, Maine - April 20, 2006 -- The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the world's largest association of privacy professionals, in conjunction with TRUSTe, the leading online privacy certification and seal program, announce the launch of the first Asia Pacific Tour of KnowledgeNet meetings in Sydney, Australia, Singapore and Tokyo, Japan.
    
Co-sponsored by Ernst & Young and Microsoft Corp., the Asia Pacific Tour will kick off first in Sydney on May 8, followed by meetings in Singapore on May 10 and Tokyo on May 12, where privacy pros have taken advantage of a KnowledgeNet chapter since last year.
    
"There is a growing awareness of the importance of data privacy, and as an IAPP member, we look forward to learning and networking with like-minded professionals at this upcoming KnowledgeNet meeting," said KK Lim, Director, Integer Knowledge Pte Ltd. in Singapore.
    
A trio of privacy professionals, Microsoft's Chief Privacy Strategist, Peter Cullen, CIPP; Sagi Leizerov, Ph.D., Ernst & Young's Senior Manager, Privacy Assurance and Advisory Services; and the IAPP's Executive Director, J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, will embark on the first Asian Pacific Tour in all three cities, where local speakers will join them at Tokyo's existing program and the new KnowledgeNet meetings in Singapore and Sydney.
    
"Privacy is a global issue," said Malcolm Crompton, Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions and former Australian Privacy Commissioner. "We can no longer afford to just keeping playing in our own backyard. This visit is a rare opportunity for Australian privacy professionals to break out and hear from key international privacy influencers about privacy issues and trends around the world."
    
In Japan, the passage a year ago of the Personal Information Protection Act has kept privacy professionals busy, according to Wakako Takatori, Counsel, Asia Pacific Legal Affairs, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.
    
"It has been increasingly important for privacy professionals, especially in Japan, to keep abreast of advances in the latest technology to prevent incidents such as leakage and/or misuse of personal data," Takatori said. "The IAPP Asia Pacific  Tour is a great opportunity for, not only privacy professionals, but also company personnel, who deal with handling and maintenance of personal data, to learn the latest topics regarding the subject. At the same time, it provides a forum for them to network and share their experience in the past year with this newly enacted Japanese law."
    
Together the group will host privacy pros during the IAPP's KnowledgeNet sessions. The Asia Pacific Tour will expand the IAPP's international KnowledgeNet locations 22 cities, including seven international meetings.
    

"We are thrilled to expand these valuable networking opportunities to privacy pros in Singapore and Sydney," said Hughes, the IAPP's Executive Director. "We look forward to visiting Japan, where privacy pros have been taking advantage of a KnowledgeNet presence since last year. We encourage privacy pros in all three cities to invite colleagues or associates who will benefit from these timely privacy briefings and the networking opportunities they offer to attendees."
    
IAPP members are reminded that each IAPP KnowledgeNet event is eligible for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit (CPE) toward CIPP or CIPP/G requirements.
    
Here are the details of the Asia Pacific Tour:
    
Sydney, Australia
Monday, May 8, 2006
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ernst & Young Centre
680 George St.
Meeting Room 32.018, Level 32
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9248 5555

Speakers:
Peter Cullen, CIPP, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft
Topic: "Privacy and Data Governance - A Privacy Sector Perspective"
Sagi Leizerov, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Privacy Assurance and Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Topic: "Privacy and Data Governance Issues - Top 10 Global Challenges"
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director, IAPP
Topic: "The Emergence of the Global Privacy Profession"

Singapore
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
1 - 5 p.m.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Straits Room
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049179
Telephone (65) 6733 8388

Moderator: Kenneth Chia, Principal, IT and Communications Group, Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow

Panelists:
Dr. Ivan Png, Professor of Business Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore
Lisa Watson, Chairman, Direct Marketing Association of Singapore
John Ho Chi, Vice Chairman, National Trust Council
Peter Cullen, CIPP, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft
Sagi Leizerov, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Privacy Assurance and Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director, IAPP
Topic: "An IAPP Forum on Privacy and Data Governance"

Tokyo, Japan
Friday, May 12, 2006
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Ernst & Young
2nd Seminar Room, 5F Hibiya Kokusai Building
2-2-3 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Japan 100-0011
Telephone +81 3 3503 1109

Speakers:
Marcelo Hiratsuka, Chief Personal Information Officer, Technology Infrastructure, Citigroup Services (Japan) Ltd.
Topic: "Roles and Responsibilities of CPOs of Foreign Corporations Doing Business in Japan"
Peter Cullen, CIPP, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft
Topic: "Privacy and Data Governance - A Privacy Sector Perspective"
Sagi Leizerov, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Privacy Assurance and Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Topic: "Privacy and Data Governance Issues - Top Ten Global Challenges"
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, Executive Director, IAPP
Topic: "The Emergence of the Global Privacy Profession"

To RSVP for a meeting, contact Cortney Sawyer, Special Projects Manager, at cortney@privacyassociation.org, call +207.351.1500 x105 or RSVP online at www.privacyassociation.org/knowledgenet.