Sun Microsystems to Host Panel on Internet Privacy and the ''Network of You'' on December 12th: Panelists Will Include Privacy Experts from the State of California, Sun, Intuit, Agilent and UC Berkeley; Moderated by NPR's Dr. Moira Gunn

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Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq:Java) will be hosting a panel discussion on Internet privacy in an era that Sun refers to as the "Network of You." As more and more personal information moves onto the Internet, ranging from tax returns to health records to family photos, the importance of good privacy practices and controls over personally identifiable information has never been greater. Sun and privacy experts are urging action now at all levels of information technology, corporate governance and government policy.

The Network is the Computer

    What: Chief privacy officers (CPOs) and privacy experts representing diverse public and private sector viewpoints will debate the top threats and challenges to online privacy now and in the future; what is being done at individual companies and industry wide; what needs to be done and whether or not we will act in time to prevent potentially catastrophic data losses. The panel will also cover workplace privacy issues and free speech; privacy in the context of corporate governance; efforts at global harmonization of online identity standards; state, federal and international legislation in process; and the notion of personal data as the new currency.

When: Wednesday, December 12

10:30am - 11:00am Arrival and Informal Discussion

11:00am - 12:15pm Privacy & The Network of You Panel

12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch and 1:1 Conversations with Panelists


Jim Allen, Chief Privacy Officer, Agilent

Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer, Sun Microsystems

Dr. Moira Gunn, Host of NPR's Tech Nation and BioTech Nation

Barbara Lawler, Chief Privacy Officer, Intuit

Joanne McNabb, CIPP/G, Chief, California Office of Privacy Protection

Deirdre K. Mulligan, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Director, Clinical Program


Sun's Menlo Park, CA campus

10 Network Circle, Menlo Park, CA 94025


-- Please RSVP to Asa Fenton of Bite Communications at or 415-365-0482.

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About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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