October 15, 2007

The IAPP Announces Conference Tailored For Government Privacy Pros

Government privacy pros will have the opportunity to learn from leading DC privacy experts and officials during the IAPP's Practical Privacy Series: Government, which will be held December 11, 2007, in Washington.


Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, the IAPP is now accepting registrations for this intensive one-day event devoted to federal government privacy issues. The event, which will be held at Wiley Rein LLP's Main Conference Center at 1776 K Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C., will offer two keynotes and four, 1-hour sessions on key government privacy topics.

"This is a must-attend event for government privacy professionals who want to know whether their agencies are in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, or how they can use Privacy Impact Assessments to determine compliance," said IAPP President Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, Associate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Companies. "The privacy officials and leaders speaking at this event will offer attendees valuable information gleaned from their experiences both inside and outside the federal bureaucracy."

Marc Groman, Chief Privacy Officer of the Federal Trade Commission, will give a keynote titled, Being a Chief Privacy Officer in the Federal Government. Hugo Teufel, CIPP/G, Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will give an afternoon keynote address titled, Practical Privacy: Examining the Privacy Protections in Fusion Centers.

In addition to the keynotes, Department of Justice experts will lead attendees in an examination of the Privacy Act of 1974. A second session will be devoted to implementation of the E-Government Act's privacy provisions, as well as the use of privacy impact assessments.

After Teufel's afternoon keynote, a case study will illustrate the common missteps in privacy compliance documentation and suggest ways to avoid the mistakes. This hypothetical case study will examine how federal privacy pros apply appropriate safeguards for privacy and civil liberties. The day will end with a session devoted to infusing redress into privacy protection processes. This session will include a review of legal requirements and strategies for dealing with Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act information requests.