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May 18, 2006

IAPP Privacy Certification Comes To West Coast, June 12-16, For Inaugural Testing Tour

Ernst & Young to Host Testing; Deloitte to Offer Free Exam Prep Before Each Test

York, Maine - May 18, 2006 -- The IAPP, with its sponsors Ernst & Young, Deloitte and TRUSTe, will bring the privacy industry's leading credentialing programs to Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles on June 12-16.

The IAPP will deliver testing for both the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), which assesses understanding of the fundamentals of privacy laws, technologies and practices, as well as the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G), an advanced program for U.S. government privacy laws, policies and practices.

"The IAPP is excited to bring privacy certification to these cities in some instances for the very first time," said Peter Kosmala, the IAPP's Assistant Director, who oversees the IAPP's credentialing programs. "The West Coast is home to a number of leading privacy sectors such as entertainment, technology and retail and has one of the largest concentrations of IAPP members in the U.S. This tour is designed particularly for those professionals who have been seeking more local opportunities for privacy certification."

The day before each test, Deloitte will offer a FREE exam preparation session for test registrants. Each of these sessions will consist of a two-hour tutorial on the topics and concepts covered by the CIPP exam only. While these sessions are not a complete training workshop, registrants will have an opportunity to review sample exam questions and answers in a group setting supervised by CIPP-certified faculty.

In an extension to its role as host for the IAPP's KnowledgeNet events, Ernst & Young will host each IAPP privacy certification exam. TRUSTe will host a special post-exam lunch reception for examinees at the San Francisco event.

The 2006 CIPP West Coast Tour consists of the following events:

June 12 — Seattle
1 —3 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)
CIPP Exam Prep Session
Deloitte
925 Fourth Ave.
36th Floor — Magnolia Room

June 13 - Seattle
2 — 5 p.m. PT
CIPP and CIPP/G Examinations
Ernst & Young
999 Third Ave.
34th Floor - Suite 3500

June 13 — San Francisco
1 — 3 p.m. PT
CIPP Exam Prep Session
Deloitte
50 Fremont St.
25th Floor — Yosemite Suites

June 14 — San Francisco
9 a.m. — Noon PT
CIPP and CIPP/G Examinations
Ernst & Young
560 Mission St.
14th Floor - Suite 1500

Please note: TRUSTe will host a special post-exam reception lunch free to all examinees.
 
June 14 — San Jose
1 — 3 p.m. PT
CIPP Exam Prep Session
Deloitte
225 West Santa Clara
Room 5339

June 15 — San Jose
2 — 5 p.m. PT
CIPP and CIPP/G Examinations
Ernst & Young
303 Almaden Boulevard
1st Floor - Room 1-304

June 16 — Los Angeles
8 - 10 a.m. PT
CIPP Exam Prep Session
Deloitte
2 California Plaza
350 South Grand Ave. 18th Floor — Hermosa Room

2 — 5 p.m. PT
CIPP and CIPP/G Examinations
Ernst & Young
725 South Figueroa St.
5th Floor - Room 210

To register for the West Coast Tour exams, or for more information, visit
www.privacyassociation/certification.

The IAPP launched the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) program in October 2004. This credential was followed in March 2005 with the CIPP/G, an advanced course in U.S. government privacy. Today, there are more than 650 IAPP-certified professionals working in the fields of information privacy and information security.