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Industry leaders address privacy and security issues in outsourcing of HR data at upcoming Washington, D.C. HR Privacy Conference May 26-27.

March 18, 2004//Hackensack, NJ: As part of the rising national debate on outsourcing where protection of personal information has now become a focus, industry leaders are set to discuss privacy and security issues in HR data outsourcing at the upcoming HR Privacy Conference in Washington, D.C. While one organization explains how its privacy framework can serve as a tool to minimize privacy risks in outsourcing, others that provide outsourcing services or advise companies on outsourcing will describe and address the challenges organizations interested in outsourcing must address before sending employee and applicant data offshore.

HR Privacy 2004: Managing the New Challenges, set for May 26-27, 2004 in Washington, D.C., is presented by Privacy & American Business, IHRIM, and HR Privacy Solutions. At this conference, experts will examine the pros and cons in the outsourcing privacy debate and highlight its effects on consumer and employee relationships with business, as well as the corporate bottom line. Speakers focusing on outsourcing include an executive from NASSCOM, Indias National Association of Software and Services Companies; Amy Yates, Hewitt Associates; Sarah Seabury, HR Director, ACS Global HR Solutions; Jon Neiditz, Counsel, Hunton & Williams; and Faith Boettinger, Senior Consultant, BITS.

"Exporting U.S. jobs has been a rising domestic issue in this election year," said Dr. Donald Harris, President, HR Privacy Solutions, "but now questions of the safety and security of employee and consumer data are fueling the escalating debate. We hope to illuminate the privacy issues in this debate, including what companies should be concerned about and what steps they can take to avoid calamity in sending HR data abroad."

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 Büllesbach, 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 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; 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; 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, Canadas 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 organizations 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.

Register Today For The Early Bird Rate!

If you are concerned about employee privacy issues, this is the one conference in 2004 that you will not want to miss! Register now and take advantage of the Early Bird rate a $200 savings. Members of the sponsoring organizations will receive a discount registration rate.

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. Discounted hotel rooms are available! 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&ABs 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