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For Immediate Release
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Available electronically, Conference attendees will have the seven unique privacy publications and resources at their virtual fingertips to easily access
and share them with colleagues.

June 16 , 2004//Hackensack, NJ: From responding to government data requests, protecting consumers identity, addressing outsourcing and privacy issues, to examining employee monitoring practices, expert speakers will demonstrate how they are taking complex privacy concepts and turning them into practices that boost their organizations reputation and bottom line. This session will be held during the Privacy Practitioners Workshop on June 22, followed by P&ABs Tenth Annual National Conference June 23-24 at the Wyndham Washington Hotel in D.C.

"Privacy Officers must deal with a range of new or altered imperatives," said Dr. Alan Westin, President & Publisher, P&AB. "Weve brought together the current key issues and hands-on guidance in addressing them."

Chaired by Dr. Westin, panelists for this session include Ben Worthen, Journalist, CIO Magazine (Responding to Government Data Requests); Steve Durkee, V.P., Privacy Implementation, Citigroup (Protecting Consumers Identity); Barbara Lawler, CPO, Hewlett Packard (Outsourcing Issues: Beyond Safe Harbor Toward Legislation); and Bill Williams, Territory Manager, Websense (Employee Monitoring Practices).

Stage is Set for Landmark Conference

The Conference, "New Challenges, New Strategies, New Dangers" and Privacy Practitioners Workshop, are set for June 22-24, 2004 at the Wyndham Washington Hotel in D.C. Last years Conference received kudos for its timeliness and high calibre "in-the-know" speakers. This years Conference, sponsored by Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, Zion National Bank, and Intersections, promises to be even better.

Easy to Access Conference Materials

Successful at P&ABs recent HR Privacy Conference last month, Conference organizers have decided to make publications available in a more easy to use "no carrying" format. This move will make the seven Conference publications more accessible than ever as Privacy Practitioners can now keep these essential resources at their virtual fingertips on their own desktop. Electronic publication also allows for easy sharing of these tools between colleagues via e-mail or office network.

Attendees will also go back to their posts armed with unique tools and resources, including:

Leading Players in Privacy Set to Speak

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT); Gary Betty, CEO, Earthlink; Nuala OConnor Kelly, CPO, Department of Homeland Security; Jennifer Stoddart, Canadas Privacy Commissioner; Steven Brill, CEO, Verified Identity Pass; Donal Daly, Chairman, The Customer Respect Group; Steve Durkee, V.P., Privacy Implementation, Citigroup; Robert Dye, Head of Research, The Research Board; Jerry Berman, President, Center for Democracy & Technology; Brian Tretick, Principal, Ernst & Young; Ron Plesser, Partner, Piper Rudnick LLP; David Frogel, Director of Business Development, Courion; Virginia Bartlett, CPO, IMS Health; and many more are slated to speak.

And, as always, well have our own Dr. Alan Westin, President & Publisher, P&AB; Robert Belair, V.P., P&AB; Partner, Oldaker, Biden & Belair; and Oscar Marquis, Partner, Oldaker, Biden & Belair.

Top Notch Program

Attendees at past conferences know this is not a canned program. Conference organizers examine not just the current privacy issues facing your organizations CIO, Privacy Officer, and legal, marketing, IT and other departments, but the challenges they will need to overcome tomorrow. P&ABs leaders always provide an agenda, speakers and materials that are ahead of the curve.

Workshop attendees should look forward to sessions on involving the CIO in privacy management; making privacy policies shorter and better; privacy ratings and independent verification; permission marketing in the pharmaceutical industry; understanding business obligations under the FACT Act; and case studies where organizations are effectively applying the privacy rules.

Aside from releasing the survey results, expert speakers on Day One will take a close look at privacy activity in the states and at the federal level this past year, and what is expected to come in 2004-2005; homeland security and the role of business; identity management and verification. Day Two will offer attendees opportunities to hear about the new environment for permission marketing; privacy in the mobile world; EU-U.S. negotiations on transborder issues; and the latest debate on outsourcing.

Conference Details Available Online

Registration and other information about P&ABs Tenth Annual National Conference and Privacy Practitioners Workshop, "Managing the Privacy Revolution 2004: New Challenges, New Strategies, New Dangers" is available at or contact Olga Garey at or (201) 996-1154 for more details.

Members of the press are welcome to June 23-24 only, but must register to attend. A press registration form is available at The Privacy Practitioners Workshop on June 22 is closed to the press. Contact Irene Oujo at or (201) 996-1154 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.