Your comprehensive global information privacy community and resource

Data powers the information economy. And the risks associated with it continue to skyrocket. Data breach, identity theft, loss of customer trust—these are the threats to organizations of all sizes, in all sectors, in today’s marketplace.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. In fact, we’re the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community.

The IAPP is the only place that brings together the people, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy.



The IAPP is governed by a distinguished group of privacy professionals who serve on our board of directors. They represent leading organizations around the world and across industries.

IAPP Annual Awards

Each year the IAPP recognizes leading individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding leadership and innovation in the field of privacy and data protection.

IAPP Westin Research Center

The IAPP Westin Research Center produces practical, applicable research in privacy. Through its fellowship program, the Westin Center enables scholarship and serves as a pathway to the profession for future privacy leaders.

The IAPP has surpassed all of my expectations. They’ve done a fabulous job of providing top-notch education and fostering an incredibly valuable international community of privacy pros.

Kathryn Reid, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
AVP & Counsel, Unum