Milestones 2008

Milestones in Privacy

After a 28-month review, the Australian Law Reform Commission calls for a "major overhaul" of the nation's privacy laws in August 2008. In a 2,700 page, three-volume report, the commission deems that the digital age has outpaced the 20-year-old Privacy Act, and makes 295 recommendations for reform.

In October 2008 the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party creates Binding Corporate Rules to allow companies to send data within an organization, but outside EU borders and into countries whose data protection standards the European Commission has deemed inadequate.

Data Privacy Day is celebrated for the first time in North America on January 28, 2008.

IAPP Milestones

The IAPP reaches 5,000 members in May 2008.

The first IAPP Canadian Privacy Summit launches in Toronto, May 21-23, 2008.

Navigate, an executive forum exploring cutting-edge privacy issues, is held in New Castle, NH.

The IAPP holds its first European event, the IAPP Data Protection and Privacy Workshop, October 14, 2008, in Strasbourg, France.

Privacy Tracker, the IAPP’s legislative tracking publication, launches in March 2008.

The IAPP launches the Canada Dashboard Digest, an online newsletter that delivers Canadian privacy news, in November 2008.

The IAPP publishes three books, The Information Privacy Casebook: A Global Survey Privacy and Security Enforcement Actions with Recommendations for Reducing Risk, U.S. Government Privacy: Essential Policies and Practices for Privacy Professionals and Canadian Privacy: Data Protection Law and Policy for the Practitioner.

The IAPP holds the Privacy Summit 2008, March 26-28, 2008, in Washington, DC and the Privacy Academy 2008, September 22-24, 2008, at Disney World in Orlando, FL.

The IAPP launches the Certification Foundation-plus-module program structure at the IAPP Privacy Academy in Orlando.

The IAPP leads a delegation of members on a Delegate Tour to Madrid, Brussels and Rome, June 2-6, 2008.

On October 25, 2008, for the first time an IAPP member becomes certified in all four available credentials: CIPP, CIPP/G, CIPP/C and CIPP/IT.

The IAPP holds the Practical Privacy Series: Data Breach, Financial Services and Human Resources, June 16-17, 2008, in New York City, and the Practical Privacy Series: Government, December 10, 2008, in Washington, DC.

The IAPP holds the Privacy Dinner, December 9, 2008, in Washington, DC.

The IAPP presents the Privacy Leadership Award to Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom.

Marty Abrams, Executive Director of the Centre for Information Policy and Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, is honored with the IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award.

The IAPP presents Privacy Innovation Awards to the Victorian Department of Justice (large organization), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (small organization) and PRIME: Privacy and Identity Management for Europe (technology).

IAPP Executive Committee:

Sandra R. Hughes, CIPP, Global Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Executive, Procter & Gamble

Vice President
Jonathan D. Avila, CIPP, Vice President - Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, The Walt Disney Company

David Hoffman, CIPP, Group Counsel and Director of Privacy & Security, Intel Corp.

Nuala O’Connor Kelly, CIPP/G, Chief Privacy Leader and Senior Counsel, General Electric Company

Executive Director
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, IAPP

IAPP Board of Directors:

Bojana Bellamy, Global Data Privacy Compliance Lead, Accenture

John Berard, CIPP, Managing Director, Zeno Group

Janet F. Chapman, CIPP, Chief Privacy Officer, Charles Schwab Corporation

Malcolm Crompton, Managing Director, Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd.

Peter Cullen, CIPP, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft Corp.

Dean Forbes, CIPP, Senior Director Global Privacy, Schering-Plough Corp.

D. Reed Freeman, Jr., CIPP, Partner, Kelley Drye Collier Shannon

Kimberly Gray, CIPP, Chief Privacy Officer, Highmark, Inc.

Jane Horvath, Senior Privacy Counsel, Google

Alexander W. Joel, CIPP/G, Civil Liberties Protection Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Harriet Pearson, CIPP, Vice President, Regulatory Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Corporation

Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Esq., Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP

Zoe Strickland, CIPP/G, Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Wal-Mart

Amy Yates, CIPP, Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP


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