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August 21, 2006

2006 IAPP & HP Announce Call For Entries For Privacy Innovation Award

Entry Deadline is Sept. 15

YORK, Maine — August 21, 2006 —- The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest association for privacy professionals, today joined HP in issuing a call for entries to compete for the 4th annual Privacy Innovation Awards. IAPP and HP will honor three organizations that demonstrate effective integration of privacy protection throughout their entire business processes.

The prestigious annual award, which will be given out at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2006, Oct. 17-20, in Toronto, will recognize privacy leadership in three categories: large organization (more than 5,000 employees); small organization (under 5,000 employees); and innovative privacy technology. Private sector and public sector organizations are eligible to apply in any category.

"Every year, we pay tribute to three pioneering organizations that developed innovative solutions to privacy challenges," said J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP. "The Privacy Innovation Award is a recognition of an organization's significant contributions in the privacy field."

"HP is proud to continue our sponsorship of the award," said Scott Taylor, Chief Privacy Officer at HP. "The award serves as a catalyst for privacy-centric organizational innovation and transformation. When privacy is considered in business decisions, it drives consumer satisfaction, improved customer relationships and competitive advantages through long-term trust. This award brings forward some of the best ideas and practices in our field — which benefits everyone."
 
The deadline for entries is September 15. Interested candidates must submit their entries for consideration to the Award Website at http://www.privacyinnovation.org/.
 
For more information, contact Sol Bermann at +614.688.4192 or by email at bermann.1@osu.edu.

Winners of the 2005 HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award were: Sprint Nextel, Large Organization; Ontario Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Small Organization; and Watchfire, Technology.

The technology award recognizes an organization that creates innovative privacy or data-management technology that transforms or enhances its business, or enhances the business of a client or partner organization.

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