More on Privacy Protection

Recent news stories concerning the theft of laptop computers on which so-called personally identifiable information about individuals was stored raises the issue of what meeting planners do to protect the information they gather about meeting attendees. (See article, page 17, in this issue.)

Planners generally don't collect social security numbers from attendees, but they routinely gather credit card information when allowing attendees to register for meetings on Web sites. Many plann

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