IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award

The nomination period for the 2018 IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award is now closed.

Do you know a true privacy vanguard? Get them the recognition they deserve! 


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 are now closed for the 2018 award. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 27, at the Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC.

Please email any questions to awards@iapp.org.