IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award

Congratulations to our 2018 IAPP Vanguard Award winner- Henriette Tielemans!

Recognizing her more than 20 years of leadership on privacy protection, the IAPP presented Jetty Tielemans with its Vanguard Privacy Award at the 2018 Global Privacy Summit. Learn more about Jetty’s accomplishments and career as a privacy advocate through this article and video.


2019 Privacy Vanguard Award Submission Process

Award Criteria

We’re looking for individuals who show exceptional leadership, knowledge and creativity in the field of privacy and data protection, whether through spearheading projects or programs that positively impact the profession or through achievements over the course of an entire tenure or career.



The executive committee of the IAPP Board of Directors reviews the nomination materials and additional evidence and selects the winner by majority vote.

Throughout the judging process, the executive committee may contact the candidates, nominating parties, authors of support letters and other individuals relating to the nomination to verify or gain additional information.

The winner will be notified privately by the IAPP, but we keep it under wraps until the award ceremony.



Submissions for the 2019 IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award will be accepted this Fall.

Please email any questions to awards@iapp.org.