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26th International Conference on Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners


The 26th International Conference on Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners: "the Right to Privacy - the Right to Dignity" under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Poland, will be held in Wroclaw on 14-16 September 2004.

For more information about the conference, see the official conference site

In the context of this conference, an international privacy writing competition, "The Barbara Wellbery Memorial Award" is being held.

The award is granted annually by the Morrison & Foerster Foundation (“MoFo Foundation”). This year, the author of the winning paper will receive a USD 3 000 cash award.  In addition, the individual will receive an invitation to present theses of his or her paper at the 26th International Conference on Privacy and Personal Data Protection. The paper will also be published in the International Review of Law, Computers, & Technology and by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

To be considered for this award, individuals must submit papers that describe in detail one or more possible solutions to resolving the issue of global data transfers. The proposed solution must include a description of a commercially reasonable enforcement regime. The solution should offer a common sense approach to simplifying and facilitating cross-border transactions and should provide for genuine privacy protection consistent with widely accepted international privacy principles (such as the 1980 OECD Privacy Guidelines ).

The deadline for submissions was 15 May 2004. More details about the competition can be found at


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