April 24, 2007

Registration Opens For The IAPP's New Two-Day Practical Privacy Series In New York City

Data Breach, Pharma/Healthcare, Financial Services Anchor Programming For June 27-28 Events

The IAPP, the world's largest association for privacy professionals, today announced the launch of new educational events designed to provide privacy professionals with intensive training in three areas.

The Practical Privacy Series, which will be held June 27-28 at the City University of New York in Manhattan, will launch this year with experts who will provide in-depth analysis and instruction on three topics: Data Breach, Pharma/Healthcare and Financial Services. SAI Global is the Platinum Sponsor of the Practical Privacy Series.

"Privacy professionals have come to rely on the IAPP for educational programming that will help them tackle the responsibilities and challenges within their companies," said IAPP President Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, Associate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Companies. "This new IAPP educational resource will send privacy professionals home with practical tips and tools they can use in their own organizations."

The IAPP again will deliver speakers who comprise the profession's leading privacy experts and practitioners.

The Practical Privacy Series will kick-off June 27 with a Data Breach event. Sessions are designed to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to proactively identify and manage risks while effectively planning for the worst. Benefit from case studies. Get an update on state and federal breach notification laws. Learn how to investigate and respond after an incident, deal with the legal ramifications and rebuild trust with customers and business partners.

On June 28, attendees may choose between two different events, one on Pharma/Healthcare and the other on Financial Services. The Pharma/Healthcare event will give attendees the chance to focus in-depth on the implications of electronic medical records and the impact of state laws on the pharmaceutical industry. Two other sessions offer a global focus on the transborder issues related to clinical trial data and transfer of patient information.

The Financial Services event will give attendees the opportunity to delve into various issues related to vendor management, including negotiating a contract and interaction with vendors serving the financial services industry. In the afternoon, the sessions will focus on authentication and the impact of customer trust on an organization's bottom line.

The IAPP will offer certification testing in New York City for all three information privacy credentials on Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The examinations for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), CIPP/G (Government) and CIPP/C (Canada) will be held at a separate location: Ernst & Young, 5 Times Square Plaza.