Muris will be honored at P&ABs Ninth Annual National Privacy Conference
March 13-14 in Washington, D.C.

Hackensack, NJ//January 27, 2003 FTC Chairman Tim Muris has been named this years recipient of the Privacy & American Business Distinguished Privacy Leadership Award. Muris will accept the award at a dinner reception March 13 sponsored by Citigroup as part of P&ABs Ninth Annual National Privacy Conference and PLG & Privacy Practitioners Workshop March 12-14 in Washington, D.C.

Muris, who was appointed as FTC chairman in May of 2001, is the former head of the FTCs Bureau of Consumer Affairs and a professor of law and economics at George Mason University.

Muris is being cited for his positive leadership efforts at the FTC in addressing the most important privacy issues through thoughtful approaches, which balance the concerns of consumers and the need of business to grow the economy. He will speak about Internet privacy, spam, online privacy notices, and information security on websites at the award ceremony.

Muris is the first Chairman of a federal agency to receive P&ABs Award. Past honorees include: Secretary of the Department of Commerce William Daley; Ira Magaziner, Special Advisor to President Clinton; Peter Swire, President Clintons Chief Counselor on Privacy; and last years recipient, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection Subcomittee.

On the Cutting Edge

This years P&AB Conference, to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., will bring together approaches and strategic analyses of what is happening on the consumer and HR privacy fronts. In its ninth year, this Conference continues to provide attendees with unique information tools and original research materials to apply strategic insights into their daily privacy management.

P&ABs Conference brings together the privacy rulemakers and newsmakers to the attendees. This year, they will include California State Senator Jackie Speier; Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), currently a Senior Policy Analyst with Piper Rudnick LLP, and a host of working privacy officers and managers with actual case studies.

Unique Materials

Conference attendees will receive P&ABs Consumer Privacy Litigation Annual Report, Annual Consumer Privacy Survey Report and Analysis, Privacy Officers Guide to Homeland Security, Guide to Congressional Privacy Bills and Laws, and a Guide to P&ABs Privacy Policy Database. Attendees will also receive the latest privacy employment opportunities from P-JOBs, P&ABs online privacy job board available at www.pjobs.org.  

Register Today!

Draft program and registration information are available at pandab.org. The first 100 registrants to sign up to attend all three days (March 12-14) will receive one-year free unlimited access to P&ABs searchable Privacy Policy Database. 

For more Conference information, visit pandab.org or contact Olga Garey at (201) 996-1154 or info@pandab.org. Members of the working press are invited to attend March 13-14 and may contact Irene Oujo at ioujo@pandab.org for a press credential application.

Become A Conference Sponsor, Supporter or Exhibitor

For those organizations who are interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor, Supporter, or Exhibitor, or would like to have their privacy job openings distributed to each of the over 300 attendees expected, please contact Olga Garey for details.

About Privacy & American Business

Privacy & American Business, (pandab.org, www.PrivacyExchange.org, www.pjobs.org), 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, 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 Citigroup

Citigroup has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with Privacy & American Business since 1993 and continues as a strong supporter of P&ABs range of activities that serve business and consumers.