January 30, 2007

Federal Trade Commission Chairman To Address Privacy Professionals During IAPP Privacy Summit 07

Privacy professionals will have the opportunity to hear directly from one of the profession's top regulators during the IAPP Privacy Summit 07, March 7-9, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.

Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will deliver a keynote address on March 8 that focuses on the agency's work on data security and identity theft issues.

"Privacy pros should not miss the chance to hear directly from Chairman Majoras," said Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, AVP, Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Nationwide Insurance Cos. "This is an opportunity to learn about the FTC's privacy priorities, and that information will serve every privacy pro well in the months ahead."

Besides Majoras, the IAPP has lined up other high-profile keynotes from UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas; Sun Microsystems Chair Scott McNealy; and Sidley Austin Partner Alan Charles Raul, who also serves as the Vice Chairman of the President's Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

Majoras, who was sworn in as chairman on Aug. 14, 2004, was previously a partner in the antitrust section of Jones Day In Washington, D.C. In April 2001, Majoras was appointed to deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

Space will be limited for the keynotes address and other sessions programmed for the IAPP Privacy Summit, which is highly regarded for its combination of educational programs and networking forums.

The 2007 summit agenda will offer sessions across several industry sectors, with a particular focus on regulators, enforcement, vendor relationships and information-sharing.

The IAPP, the privacy profession's leading organization, highly recommends immediate registration for the Summit.