August 20, 2007

2007 IAPP, HP Seek Nominations For Privacy Innovation Award

Entry Deadline is Aug. 31

YORK, Maine -- August 20, 2007 — HP today joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the world's largest association for privacy professionals, in a call for entries to compete for the 5th annual Privacy Innovation Award.
The coveted annual award, which will be given out at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2007, Oct. 22-24, in San Francisco, will recognize privacy leadership in three categories: large organization (more than 5,000 employees); small organization (fewer than 5,000 employees); and innovative privacy technology.

Innovation Award"The IAPP looks forward every year to honoring the organizations that have distinguished themselves in the privacy field through strategic leadership and innovative problem-solving," said IAPP President Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, Associate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Companies. "The Privacy Innovation Award is the most widely recognized acknowledgement of significant achievements and contributions in our profession."

"HP continues to be proud to sponsor an award that promotes creative and innovative solutions to the complex issues that we face in privacy and data protection," said Scott Taylor, Chief Privacy Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company. "The IAPP is the perfect place to recognize and share the best practices and the outstanding work that so many companies are doing."

Public and private sector organizations are encouraged to apply in all three awards categories.

Award entries, which are due by Aug. 31, 2007, are evaluated by a panel of judges selected each year by the IAPP. Based on group consensus, three winners are selected (one for each of the three Innovation Award categories).

Past winners of the HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award include General Electric, Royal Philips Electronics, ATB Financial, Sprint Nextel, eBay, Microsoft, the U.S. Postal Service and the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario, Canada.

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The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 3,700 members in 32 countries. The IAPP helps to define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at