Senior Communications Manager
WRF Partner Kirk Nahra Appointed to IAPP Board of Directors
Washington, DC—Kirk J. Nahra, a partner in Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP's Privacy, Health Care, Insurance Fraud and Litigation Practices, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). IAPP is the nation's leading association for privacy and security professionals, helping its members build and maintain privacy programs while effectively navigating the rapidly changing regulatory and legal environments.
"Privacy is no longer a segmented issue, with specific rules affecting specific industries like healthcare or financial services, but an issue that crosses industry lines, increasing the importance of the IAPP by bringing a ‘total privacy’ perspective to the privacy community," Nahra said in a release issued by the IAPP. "With issues like Gramm-Leach-Bliley, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, CAN-SPAM and others, 2004 will be an important year in the evolution of the privacy profession and I look forward to the challenge of helping to guide the industry in the right direction."
Also joining the board are Sandra Hughes, Global Privacy Executive of Procter & Gamble and Barbara Lawler, Chief Privacy Officer of HP. "The addition of Nahra, Hughes, and Lawler to the IAPP board is illustrative of our desire to maintain a presence of strong leadership, while including representation from the broad spectrum of industries and disciplines affected by privacy today," said Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Chief Privacy Officer, Fleet Bank, and IAPP Board President. "These three individuals are experienced, effective advocates for privacy, and noted experts within their respective fields. The IAPP has strengthened its voice with their addition."
Mr. Nahra, who is also the editor of Privacy Officers Advisor, the association's monthly newsletter, will serve a three-year term on the board. Active in a number of professional organizations, Nahra Co-Chairs the E-Health and Privacy Interest Group of the ABA Health Law Section and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the BNA Health Care Fraud Report. He is also a frequent author and lecturer in the health care, privacy and insurance fraud areas.
At WRF, Nahra chairs the Privacy Practice Group, which represents domestic and international businesses, as well as major trade associations, in many industries including health care, communications, Internet, insurance and financial services, online advertising, biometrics, information security, manufacturing, retailing, franchising and distribution. Our privacy expertise focuses on compliance, risk management and litigation related to the full range of privacy laws around the country and the globe. We provide integrated advice for companies on how best to comply with the particular range of issues affecting that company, as well as "best practices" in the evolving universe of privacy and information security regulation.