First International Privacy and Security Conference (IPSC2008) in Tokyo Nov. 11-12 Brings Together World Experts to Share Solutions and Information on the Privacy and Security Impact of the World Economic Crisis, Data Leakages, New Global Data Issues, and

TOKYO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — The First International Privacy and Security Conference (IPSC2008) will be held in Tokyo Nov. 11 – 12, 2008 at Bellesalle Kudan The conference, the first of its kind to be held in Japan, bring together the world’s leading privacy and security experts from Japan, the European Union, and the United States to discuss issues in common from a global perspective. Conference experts will share their best information, policies, practices, and ideas on how to solve the pressing privacy and security issues of today and those we willface in the future, including the impact of the economic crisis on data security and privacy.

Professor Tomonori Aoyama, Keio University and President-Elect of IEICE, said, “In the ubiquitous age, peoples’ belongings will be equipped with sensors and RFID tags to access networks. It can give a tremendous convenience and benefit to people to enjoy safe and secure services. On the other hand, issues regarding the privacy and security of personal information are getting bigger. This conference is very important as it gives us a watershed opportunity to explore those issues and solutions, discussing them from both sides of technology and the legal system from a global perspective.”

The ability to view and analyze the current and forthcoming privacy and security issues in a global framework has become especially important due to the changes and impact the economic crisis and its fallout is set to have on data information ownership, stewardship, and procedures worldwide. Other key conference topics include information leakage, additional global privacy issues, comparison of EU/US/Japan privacy protection and information security, an EU update, US update, and leading issues and practices in Japan.

Speakers include:

— Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft

— Prof. Herbert Burkert, Professor of Public Law, Information and Communication Law and President, Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Former Chairman of Legal Advisory Board to European Commission’s DG “Information Society.”

— Prof. Takato Natsui, Meiji University

— Robert Gellman, leading US privacy expert and former US Congressional Staff Member

— Prof. Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University

— Prof. Justin Zhan, Carnegie Mellon University

— Prof. Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University

— Hisamichi Okamura, Attorney, Eichi Law Offices

— Yoshio Araki, CPO, IBM Japan

— Prof. Eijiroh Ohki, Kogakuin University

— Yoshihiro Satoh, North Asia Chief Privacy Manager, Hewlett-Packard

For a complete list of all speakers and topics, please see the conference program at

The conference is co-hosted by the World Privacy Forum, the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication; IEICE, Japan Society of Security Management, and the Information Network Law Association.

Conference details:

— When: Nov. 11 – 12, 2008

— Where: Bellesalle Kudan (Sumitomo Fudosan Kudan Building, 3rd Floor, 1-8-10, Kudan-kita, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan.)

— Simultaneous translation in Japanese and English

— Networking reception: Nov. 11, 17:00-18:30

— Registration is available at:


— Japan: Michiko Hashimoto, Secretariat of IPSC 2008 (e-mail:, TEL: 03-5909-0097)

— US and EU: Pam Dixon, Co-Chairperson, Executive Committee of IPSC 2008, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum (e-mail:, TEL: +1 760-436-2489)

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