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New approach puts comprehensive materials for attendees of May 26-27 HR Privacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in virtual package.

May 13 , 2004//Hackensack, NJ: For the first time, Privacy & American Business is making their annual HR Privacy Resource Book available in a more easy to use "no carrying" format. This move will make the 300+ page volume more accessible than ever as HR professionals can now keep the essential resource at their virtual fingertips on their own computers. Electronic publication also allows for easy sharing of the resource between colleagues via e-mail or office network.

"A major headache for conference goers is lugging home piles of conference materials and having them available in a usable form when they return to the office," said Lorrie Sherwood, Executive Editor of P&AB and conference planner. "Electronic publication is both an easy and practical solution."

The HR Privacy 2004 Resource Book will be made available to attendees of HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges. This conference, set for May 26-27, 2004 in Washington, D.C., is being presented by Privacy & American Business, IHRIM, and HR Privacy Solutions.

Whats In It
The e-book features a comprehensive collection of documents essential to HR professionals who process personnel data. Included are HR privacy laws, guidelines, codes of practice, and model contracts. The volume is completed with an HR Privacy Litigation Summary by Privacy & American Business.

Along with information vital to HR practitioners in the U.S., the 2004 edition of the HR Privacy Resource Book also reflects the global focus of the upcoming conference. It provides essential information pertaining to the HR privacy in the UK, EU, Hong Kong, and other countries. This information is especially important as the outsourcing of labor and data processing gains popularity.

The e-book is sponsored by Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and Hale and Dorr. These firms, soon to become one as a result of a recent merger bringing together Washington D.C. based Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering with the Boston firm Hale and Dorr, employ over 1,000 lawyers in offices around the world.

The Conference
Building on a track record of four successful conferences beginning in 1997, HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges is the fifth cutting-edge event presented by Privacy & American Business (P&AB), International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM),and HR Privacy Solutions.

Featured Speakers
HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges is slated for May 26-27 at the Wyndham Washington Hotel in D.C. to discuss new domestic and global HR privacy demands, aside from inside ID theft, that companies are facing in protecting employee data. International expert speakers include: David Smith, Assistant Commissioner, UK Office of the Information Commissioner; Alfred BŸllesbach, CPO, DaimlerChrysler; Christoph Klug, Managing Director, German Association for Data Protection and Data Security; Sarah Seabury, HR Director-Process Redesign, ACS; and Ian Turnbull, Author, Privacy in the Canadian Workplace Đ Best Practices.

U.S.-focused expert speakers include: Joanna Crane, ID Theft Division, FTC; Joanne McNabb, Chief, Office of Privacy Protection, California Division of Consumer Affairs; Nevin Maffett, Partner, Application Outfitters; Michael Cook, Co-Founder & V.P. of Product, ID Analytics; Cherri Gillmore, Americas Employee Data Privacy Manager, HP; Frederick Lane, Author, The Naked Employee; Becky Burr, Partner, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP; Michael Herrinton, Partner, Ernst & Young; Scott Blackmer, Partner, The Potter Group; Jeff McDonald, Director, HRIS, The Boeing Company; Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum; Joseph Alhadeff, CPO, Oracle, Neil Selvin, V.P. of Marketing; and others.

Major Conference Topics
HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges focuses on all major domestic and international employee privacy issues. Topics to be addressed at this unique two-day event include EU and global data protection laws, workplace-enabled ID theft, offshore outsourcing, CanadaŐs new privacy laws, HIPAA and workplace medical privacy issues, new California security-breach employee notification legislation, the UK and Hong Kong codes of practice for employers, online recruitment perils, background and Patriot Act checks, workplace email and Internet-use surveillance, and HRs role in data security.

HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges is designed to help practitioners in the HR, IT, legal, risk management, and government affairs functions gain the understanding, resources and networking contacts needed to effectively guide their organizationsŐ responses to the many and often conflicting privacy-related demands employers face today. Attendees will learn first-hand, in actual case studies, the practical how-to information about the employee privacy programs of companies such as HP, Boeing, Motorola, and Daimler-Chrysler, and the views of regulatory authorities and experts in HR privacy and security. No other conference being offered this year will have the clearly-defined "how to do it well" focus and three dozen top quality speakers of HR Privacy 2004.

Become a Conference Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Supporting Organization!
This Conference is expected to draw HR policymakers, CPOs, privacy practitioners, consultants, data management providers, and HR information and security managers. For HR privacy and security software developers, consultant and law firms specializing in HR privacy and security practices, HR publishers, and HR associations, these attendees are the major consumers of HR tools and services. During Conference breaks, breakfasts, and the evening reception, exhibitors have ample opportunity to meet one-on-one with attendees and demonstrate their products. For exhibit and sponsorship details, visit or contact Natalie Kochmar at or (201) 996-1154.

Group Rates Available!
P&AB, HR Privacy Solutions and IHRIM are offering group rates to organizations interested in sending four or more individuals. Those who sign up four or more colleagues to attend "HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges" save $100 per registrant. Visit or contact Olga Garey at or (201) 996-1154 to register, to download the current Conference agenda or for more information.

About Privacy & American Business
Privacy & American Business (,, &, is an activity of the Center for Social & Legal Research, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank exploring U.S. and global issues of consumer and employee privacy and data protection since its launch in 1993.

Always on the cutting edge, P&AB was the first to chart and analyze for business the rise of privacy from a second-tier concern to a front-burner issue and to provide opportunities in programs and meetings to assist businesses in understanding the privacy environment as it is evolving. P&AB, a pioneer in recognizing the rise of the Corporate Privacy Officer (CPO), was the first to open its CPO Program in 1999.

The Center and all its activities are led by Dr. Alan Westin, Professor of Public Law & Government Emeritus, Columbia University, and President and Publisher of P&AB; Robert Belair, Partner at Oldaker, Biden & Belair and P&ABs Vice President; and Lorrie Sherwood, P&ABŐs Executive Director.

About HR Privacy Solutions
HR Privacy Solutions Ltd. ( is the first and only consulting practice devoted exclusively to helping corporate clients develop and implement privacy policies, practices and systems that meet public and regulatory demands for stronger protection of personal information in the workplace. The need for a strategy and assistance in coming into compliance with Safe Harbor and global data protection requirements has prompted a dozen leading multi-nationals and employment service providers to engage the services of HR Privacy Solutions since its founding in 1999.

The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) ( provides knowledge and solutions to help companies manage employment-related information and technology. IHRIM is a central network for its members to gain access and in-depth knowledge about HR information management and systems issues, trends, and technology. IHRIM is the leading international association enabling its members to achieve strategic objectives through the integration of information technology and human resource management. Founded in 1980, IHRIM has over 4,000 members from around the globe. In addition to products and services available at the association level, a myriad of benefits are available through membership in our North American chapters and international affiliates.