IAPP appoints Joe Jones as new Director of Research & Insights

Former International Data Transfers Director at UK’s DCMS Brings International Expertise

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – January 3, 2023 – The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, announces today the appointment of Joe Jones as Director of Research & Insights.

“Joe Jones is a statesman in the privacy field and widely regarded as a thought leader on cross-border data privacy issues,” said J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO at IAPP. “As we begin the new year, we are honored to have Joe join us, with his incredible understanding of the privacy law and policy-making landscape to guide the IAPP’s research efforts. His insights will be an invaluable asset to our members globally.”   

As the Director of Research & Insights, Jones will lead IAPP’s Research and Insights team, providing strategic direction and contributing to the development of practical content for privacy professionals on privacy law and policy, data protection management, and privacy technology and engineering. Jones will engage with privacy leaders from industry, government, academia and civil society as he keeps IAPP members informed on data protection developments around the world.

As the former Deputy Director for International Data Transfers at the U.K. Government Ministry responsible for Digital policy (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) and former Deputy Head of Digital Trade Policy at the U.K. Department for International Trade, Jones brings a wealth of international data protection experience to his new position as the Director of Research & Insights. An expert in international privacy law, Jones previously served as an attorney for Covington & Burling LLP’s London and Brussels practices where he represented clients on privacy, cybersecurity, technology, and media matters. Jones has led dozens of UK Government diplomatic delegations or missions, holds over 200 public and private speaking credits on data protection and transfers, and has contributed frequently to academic and professional publications, including the National Law Review.

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About IAPP 

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, promote and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at iapp.org