IAPP Staff

Interest in the IAPP Privacy Academy 2006 continues to build impressively for the first conference the IAPP has ever hosted outside the U.S. At the current pace of registrations, we expect the Toronto Academy to surpass the attendance of any IAPP conference to date.

It's no surprise that the IAPP Privacy Academy 2006 is such a draw. Impressive keynote speakers, the ability to tailor a conference program by choosing advanced or general levels, networking events that include a reception at Toronto's Hockey Hall of Fame, the official debut of the first professional credential for Canadian privacy professionals, the CIPP/Canada (CIPP/C) - it will all be there for privacy pros to tap.

"The IAPP is proud to hold our first international conference in Toronto Canada, where leading Canadian privacy leaders will contribute their expertise on Canadian privacy and security issues alongside their colleagues from across the border," said Ontario native, J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the IAPP. "We look forward to another successful conference that also will be remembered for launching the inaugural group of CIPP/C graduates."

Keynote speakers will include leading Canadian privacy officials, Jennifer Stoddart, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, and Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Dan Fortin, President of IBM-Canada, also will provide a keynote address during the Academy.
Other Academy keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Martha Rogers, Founding Partner of the Peppers & Rogers Group. Rogers is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on customer-based business strategies and growing customer value.
  • Don Tapscott, author of "The Naked Corporation." Tapscott has recently finished the largest investigation of strategic IT in business, which covers 28 projects that explore the competitive advantage of the open-networked enterprise.

Tapscott is keeping his message to privacy pros close to the vest.

Asked about the content of his Academy remarks, he told The Privacy Advisor, "They should come to find out."

Before the conference is in full swing, half-day pre-conference and think tank sessions will prove valuable for privacy pros seeking in-depth programming. Sessions will be held for privacy beginners at the ever-popular Privacy Professional Boot Camp. For those in financial services interested in the Payment Card Industry standards, a session will be held on PCI - A Practitioner's Workshop.

A big crowd will undoubtedly gather for the high-powered four-part series devoted to Outsourcing and Trans-Border Data Flows: Privacy and Public Policy In Transition. Lastly, Dr. Ponemon will lead a four-hour workshop, An Introduction to the Responsible Information Management (RIM) Framework.

During the main conference, attendees may choose from 90-minute programming in two categories: Advanced or General. Encompassing the broad spectrum of industries and disciplines, including Government, Financial Services, Marketing, Healthcare, Retail, Human Resources, Online, Technology, Law and Policy, the conference also will offer breakout sessions on Canadian privacy laws, including PIPEDA, and other issues.

Don't miss the IAPP's Encore Sessions - popular programming asked for again and again - and the ever-helpful "How To" sessions, including "How to Manage Law Enforcement Investigations," "How To Write a Globally Compliant Privacy Policy," and "How to Read and Write Contracts for Data Security; Marketing and Vendor Relationships."

Encore sessions will be given on these topics: Privacy Ethics, ID Theft: A Consumer's Perspective, Employee Monitoring and Misconduct Investigations, the National ID Debate and Privacy in Product Development.

Leading privacy experts and leaders also will head workshops on a host of hot topics, including outsourcing, privacy and wireless devices, breach notification and RFID Best practices.

Combining the strength of the IAPP's networking opportunities and Canada's national sport, the renowned Hockey Hall of Fame will host what is sure to be a memorable networking reception for privacy pros. In response to members who asked for more down time with their privacy colleagues, the Academy is designed to offer even more networking opportunities, including Dinner Sign-Up Lists for those privacy pros who want to network informally and choose a place to meet with like-minded professionals at a restaurant of the group's choosing.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto next month for world-class networking, education and certification!


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