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IAPP Privacy Academy 2007 Offers Answers, Discussion of Privacy Past and Future

One of the world's preeminent futurists, Paul Saffo, author and information architect, Alex Wright, and Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, will deliver keynotes at the IAPP Privacy Academy 2007, Oct. 22-24, in San Francisco.

A complement of provocative privacy thought leaders, Saffo and Wright will deliver a full-spectrum view of information privacy by providing a historical journey through the information age, augmented by forward-looking analysis of the implications of emerging trends and new technologies.

Saffo is a distinguished futurist, thought leader and prescient provocateur with more than two decades of experience in exploring long-term technological change and its practical impact on business and society. He currently serves as a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University, and is on a research sabbatical from the Institute for the Future.

With his recently published book, GLUT, Mastering Information Through the Ages, Wright is uniquely positioned to take privacy pros on a journey through the history of the information age. Wright has led projects for The New York Times, IBM, Microsoft, Harvard University, Yahoo! and Sun Microsystems, among others.

Charney brings to the Academy a wealth of computer privacy and security experience in both the government and the private sector. As Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group within the Core Operating System Division, Charney offers a rare perspective on collaboration between the computer industry and the government to increase public awareness, education and best practices.

"The IAPP will offer attendees an unparalleled array of educational programming about their chosen profession, from its historical underpinnings to the future innovations and challenges inherent in our ever-changing marketplace," said IAPP Board President Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, Associate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Companies. "The IAPP Privacy Academy 2007 is the ideal milieu for privacy pros to assess our progress and plan for the future."

The Academy also will draw together a leading panel of privacy advocates who will provide privacy pros with practical tips on how to engage advocates — and learn from them — despite obvious differences in their positions on privacy legislation and regulation. The advocates' panel will be comprised of:

  • Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Senior Staff Attorney to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and Senior Fellow with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. From 2000 to 2006, he was Senior Counsel to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Director of the organization's West Coast office;
  • Jim Dempsey, Policy Director, Center for Democracy & Technology, who will serve as moderator;
  • Beth Givens, Founder and Director, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse; and
  • Ken McEldowney, Executive Director, Consumer Action.

The Academy is expected to draw more than 800 privacy professionals from around the world for three days of comprehensive discussion and debate, and feature about 120 leading privacy and security thought leaders and experts. Visit to reserve your space.


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