More than 25 reporters obtained media passes to cover the IAPP Privacy Summit 07 - the largest number of reporters to converge on an IAPP conference in its six-year history.

On the closing day of the conference, the media ranks swelled to more than 50 as local and national media, including cable news and beat reporters, crammed into the packed ballroom where about 800 attendees gathered to hear Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales give the Summit's closing keynote.

BNA's Privacy Law Watch carried wide coverage of the sessions, writing stories in their various publications on the need for data protection laws in China, pretexting and security breach prevention in higher education.

BNA and the National Journal also covered stories on the Federal Trade Commission's new data security pamphlet for businesses, which Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras unveiled for the first time during her Summit keynote. National Journal reporter Daniel Pulliam quoted Majoras in his article. "Data security plans have to be tailored to the size of an organization, Majoras said at the International Association of Privacy Professionals annual summit in Washington Thursday," Pulliam wrote. "There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all data security plan."

BNA also mentioned the FTC's new publication, reporting, "Majoras discussed 'Protecting Personal Information A Guide For Business' in a keynote address she delivered at the 2007 International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Summit, which drew a record crowd of more than 1,200 attendees." The article went on to add that that Majoras was awarded the IAPP's 2007 Privacy Leadership Award.

Sun Microsystems Chair Scott McNealy was also featured in the BNA article, including comments from his presentation on the top 10 ways to "make privacy the boss' concern."

coverage included a story on remarks made by Richard Thomas, UK Information Commissioner, who called for harmonization of international privacy laws. Reporter Tash Shifrin wrote, "Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals' summit in Washington, Thomas said: 'We must all do global privacy better. Information flows do not recognize international boundaries. The Internet is rightly called the world wide web. Likewise travel, finance, commerce, telecoms, crime, scams and terrorism all increasingly operate internationally. We can no longer go on with different privacy controls in different parts of the world. Inconsistencies cause unnecessary confusion and complexity, increased costs and reduced consumer trust and confidence.'"


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