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Business Executives to Gain Essential Privacy Awareness Through Complimentary Webinars from Privacy Ref

Webinars will improve executives' understanding of privacy basics

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Every day the news reports on another business losing their customers' or employees' personal information. The remediation costs, fines, and brand damage can be overwhelming for any organization in terms of real dollars and opportunity costs. However, many business owners and executives have only a limited knowledge of the privacy requirements imposed by legislatures, regulators, and their customers.

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Privacy Ref announced today that they are hosting two webinars to help educate executives in the basics of privacy and the establishment of a privacy program. Bob Siegel, Privacy Ref's founder and chief privacy strategist, will host each of these webinars.

In Privacy Basics For Executives, participants will learn privacy fundamentals including an overview of privacy requirements, considerations for multinational organizations, the difference between and importance of privacy policies and notices, as well as how to initiate a privacy program. This one-hour webinar will be offered on three different dates:  July 25, Aug. 8, and Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Kick-starting a privacy program provides ten steps essential to launching an organization's privacy program. Attendees will learn how to establish an effective privacy program team; identify your legal, regulatory, and partner requirements; define and communicate your privacy policy, and more. This one-hour webinar will be offered on three different dates: Aug. 1, Aug. 15, and Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

To register for these free, informational webinars visit . If you have any questions please contact Privacy Ref at (888) 470-1528, via email at or visit their website at

About Bob Siegel
Throughout his career Bob Siegel has worked with computer applications and business practices that guard personal information. In addition to developing these systems, he trained employees to use them properly and efficiently. As the collection of personal information has increased, he has developed new approaches to help his organizations protect their sensitive data (both electronic and paper-based).  Bob is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/IT), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), has deep subject matter knowledge surrounding key laws and regulations regarding consumer privacy and information security, is a member of the IAPP Certification Advisory Board for its Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) program as well a member of their teaching faculty and a contributing author to the IAPP Privacy Advisor and Resource Center. Most recently, Bob served as senior manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance for Staples, Inc., a Fortune 150 retailer, where his responsibilities included development, awareness, and compliance of global privacy-related policies and procedures for more than 60 business units in 26 countries.

About Privacy Ref LLC
Privacy Ref is a provider of consulting services aimed at helping businesses develop, implement, and/or improve privacy policies, procedures, and technology for handling customer and employee data through the use of best practices. The company applies lessons learned managing international privacy and security requirements for large enterprises and tailors them to the needs of their clients. Privacy Ref provides services ranging from assessing an existing program, reviewing or creating privacy policies and processes, assisting with awareness training, to building a privacy program from the ground up. Privacy Ref can also affordably provide a Privacy Office for small and mid-sized businesses. Privacy Ref can be reached at 888-470-1528, emailed at Email or contacted via its website at


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