Global Alliances

Speak Privacy—In Your Own Language

Our global alliances will welcome you as an IAPP member. Here you’ll find associations in specific fields such as health care and information security systems. You can also connect with professionals who work with privacy laws and regulations through our alliances with data protection associations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.


IAPP ANZ is the first global affiliate of the IAPP. This new Australia and New Zealand organization has been established to support and define the privacy profession in a region where many public and private sector privacy innovations are taking shape.

Learn more about IAPP ANZ.
See the IAPP ANZ Board of Directors.
Subscribe to the IAPP Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest.

The Association of Data Protection Officers

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) is a membership organization for those who are actively working as data protection officers in their respective organizations. The association offers DPOs an opportunity to share ideas, voice concerns, seek clarity on new legislation and offer their own insights on the demands and challenges of the job.

French Association of Data Protection Correspondents

AFCDP is the French Association of Data Protection Correspondents and was created in 2004, following passage of the French Data Protection Act of 6 August 2004, which created the position of Data Protection Correspondent (CIL) for public and private sector organizations.

Associación Profesional Española de Privacidad (APEP)

The Spanish Association of Privacy Professionals (APEP) is focused on promoting social awareness and appreciation of the fundamental right to protection of personal data by hosting forums and certifying skills as well as through efforts in quality standards, professional development and codes of ethics for privacy professionals in Spain.

Data Security Council of India

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is a self-regulatory organization created to establish, popularize, monitor and enforce privacy and data protection standards for service providers in India’s information technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries. DSCI was formed by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), a global trade body with more than 1,200 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India.

German Association for Data Protection and Data Security

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) was founded in 1976 and stands as a non-profit organization for practicable and effective data protection. The GDD helps data controllers and data protection officers solve the many different legal, technical and organizational problems involved in the processing of personal data. Supported by more than 1,900 companies, public authorities and individual members, the GDD is Germany’s leading association of its kind. The GDD interacts with government officials, data protection authorities, associations and privacy experts on a national and an international basis.

The Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa

The Institute of Information Management (IIM) is a professional membership driven Institute, developed to serve the growing community of Data, Information, Records, Document and Archives Management professionals who are tasked with managing the dynamic information life cycle within the enterprise. It is the goal of the institute to provide our members with objective insights and guidance on their career path and technology options.

Korea CPO Forum

The Korea Chief Privacy Officers (CPO) Forum is comprised of professionals from enterprise and academic circles and related organizations based throughout Korea. The forum is dedicated to sharing information and technology related to private information protection. It also helps consolidate and deliver civic opinions for the privacy policy making process in Korea as well as in coordination with overseas organizations in the field of privacy.

Nederlands Genootschap van Functionarissen voor de
gegevensbescherming (NGFG)

Het Nederlands Genootschap van Functionarissen voor de gegevensbescherming (NGFG) is the Dutch association of Data Protection Officers, a position specified in article 62 of the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act, the Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (WBP). NGFG strives to improve the level of data protection provided to Dutch citizens by improving the quality and integrity of the professional conduct of our members through professional data protection training and forums for our members to exchange best practices and experiences.

Pribatua (Asociación Vasca de Privacidad y Seguridad de la Información)

Pribatua, the Basque Association of Privacy and Information Security, aims to promote, disseminate and train professionals and organizations, both public and private, in the legislation, regulations, standards, methodologies and best practices for information security and privacy. Additionally, Pribatua works to educate the general public about their rights to protection of personal data and the appropriate use of information technologies to safeguard their privacy.

UK Data Protection Forum

The Data Protection Forum is an association of some 250 members from more than 120 public- and private-sector companies and organizations. The Forum was formed to provide a focus for the exchange, analysis and communication of information on all matters relating to the protection of personal information and compliance with Data Protection and Freedom of Information Law. It encourages cooperation between organizations in all sectors, and aims to complement the efforts of existing sector-specific associations to provide a strong unified voice for professionals in this dynamic environment.