Media Advisory - International privacy experts meet in Montreal



    OTTAWA, Sept. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The world's top privacy experts are
meeting in Montreal next week to explore emerging new threats to privacy.
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is hosting the 29th
International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, the key
international privacy event each year, from September 25th to 28th.
    Workshops will address privacy in the context of public safety,
globalization, Radio Frequency Identification, children and the Internet,
location-based tracking, data mining, Internet crime and many other topics.
Leading international experts on all of these topics are attending the
conference.
    Speakers include US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who
will give a keynote address on privacy and public security; Google global
privacy counsel Peter Fleischer; author and privacy and security expert Bruce
Schneier, prominent consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht as well as
global privacy campaigners such as Simon Davies of Privacy International.

    The conference program, full list of speakers and backgrounder describing
conference topics in more detail are available at
www.privacyconference2007.gc.ca.

    NOTE: Journalists MUST complete and submit an accreditation form, also
online, BEFORE Sept. 25 in order to have full access to the conference.




For further information:

For further information: Colin McKay, Office of the Privacy Commissioner
of Canada, (613) 995-0103, cmckay@privcom.gc.ca


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