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August 14, 2006

The IAPP Announces International Conference And Privacy Certification Exam Oct. 17-20 In Toronto, Ca

YORK, Maine — August 14, 2006 —- For the first time, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is going outside the U.S. to hold its sixth annual academy on privacy issues. The 2006 IAPP Privacy Academy will be held October 17-20, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada.

Privacy professionals from across Canada and around the world will gather for four days of lively panel discussions, networking forums, working groups and featured keynotes from top policy makers and corporate leaders in the privacy industry. Toronto also will mark the debut of the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), a credential designed by top Canadian privacy officers and offered exclusively by the IAPP. The CIPP/C is the first private-sector credentialing program in Canadian privacy and was made possible through a founding grant from Deloitte.

"The IAPP is proud to make Toronto the center of our first major international efforts," said Ontario native, J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP. "Leading voices from Canadian business and government will contribute their insights and expertise on Canadian privacy and security issues alongside their colleagues from across the border. We look forward to another successful conference that will also be remembered for launching the inaugural group of CIPP/C-certified professionals."

Keynote speakers for the 2006 IAPP Privacy Academy will include Canadian privacy officials, Jennifer Stoddart, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, and Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Dan Fortin, President of IBM-Canada, also will provide a keynote address during the Academy.

Other Academy keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Martha Rogers, Founding Partner of the Peppers & Rogers Group. Rogers is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on customer-based business strategies and growing customer value.
  • Don Tapscott, author of "The Naked Corporation." Tapscott recently has finished the largest investigation of strategic IT in business, which covers 28 projects that explore the competitive advantage of the open-networked enterprise.Leading privacy experts and leaders will head workshops on a host of hot topics, including outsourcing, privacy and wireless devices, breach notification and RFID best practices.

The first CIPP/C examination will be offered on Friday, October 20, beginning at 7:30 a.m. local time. The IAPP's other two privacy certification exams, the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) will be held the same day. Pre-exam training workshops will be offered for all three credentials on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18. The exam registration deadline is Friday, October 13.

To register for the 2006 IAPP Privacy Academy, visit www.privacyassociation.org/conference. Information on certification is available at www.privacyassociation.org/certification.