J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP

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President & CEO

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J. Trevor Hughes is the President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. With 78,000 members in 149 countries (January 2023), the IAPP provides privacy and data protection training, certification, publications, research, events and networking opportunities to respond to the growing need for privacy protections in the digital world.



A native of Canada, Trevor previously served as the executive director of the Network Advertising Initiative and the Email Sender and Provider Coalition.



Trevor is widely recognized as a leading privacy expert on the global stage. He is a sought-after speaker - appearing at SXSW, RSA, the Global Privacy Assembly, and other privacy and technology events. Recent speaking engagements have included ICA Live: Africa, the 2022 World Bank Group Data Privacy Day, the FIFA Global Compliance Summit, and the Mobile World Congress Ministerial Programme. He has lectured on privacy issues extensively around the world, including at Harvard, MIT, London School of Economics, Trinity College (Dublin), University of Texas (Austin), and Northeastern University Law School.



Trevor has contributed to media outlets such as the New York Times, TechCrunch and WIRED and has testified on issues of privacy, surveillance and privacy-sensitive technologies before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, British Parliament and more.



He serves on the Board of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation, the Editorial Board for International Data Privacy Law with Oxford University Press, Inc., and as an Advisory Board Member for the RSA Conference.



Trevor has received the 2019 Community Builder Award from the Future of Privacy Forum as well as the 2016 Kinvin Wroth Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maine School of Law for achieving distinction in his career by contributing as a leader, locally, nationally or globally, and helping to advance his alma mater.



He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law, where he is an adjunct professor.



He can be found on Twitter at @JTrevorHughes.

 

Contributions by J. Trevor Hughes

  • Pan India KnowledgeNet
    Speaker at In-Person Pan India KnowledgeNet: 8 Dec. 2023
  • IAPP statement on Israel
  • The time to professionalize AI governance is now
  • IAPP AI Governance Center, a call to action for the privacy profession
    Privacy Perspectives
  • ANZ Delegate Tour: Privacy developments in New Zealand and global trends for 2023
    Speaker at In-Person Auckland KnowledgeNet: 5 May 2023
  • ANZ Delegate Tour: Privacy developments in Australia and global trends for 2023
    Speaker at In-Person Melbourne KnowledgeNet: 3 May 2023
  • ANZ Delegate Tour: Privacy developments in Australia and global trends for 2023
    Speaker at In-Person Sydney KnowledgeNet: 1 May 2023
  • A short history of privacy in US State of the Union addresses
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Pan-India KnowledgeNet Networking Session
    Speaker at Virtual Pan-India KnowledgeNet: 1 July 2022
  • Closing General Session
    Moderator at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2022
  • Privacy at Ready Stance: A MENA perspective
    Speaker at Virtual UAE and ACC Joint KnowledgeNet: 31 March 2022
  • Data Privacy Day 2022 - Framing the Data Protection Landscape in the Year Ahead
    Data Privacy Day 2022 - Framing the Data Protection Landscape in the Year Ahead
  • Join the Team! Insights from NIST's Privacy Workforce Public Working Group
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • Introducing the IAPP’s Diversity Principles
    Privacy Perspectives
  • London, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Tel Aviv Celebrate Data Privacy Day - The Privacy Pro's Role in a Cybersecurity Attack
    Speaker at Virtual Transatlantic Data Privacy Day KnowledgeNet: 28 January 2021
  • Privacy Trailblazer Trivia
    Speaker at Virtual Chicago KnowledgeNet: December 15, 2020
  • Reflecting on the growth of the privacy industry
    Privacy Perspectives
  • IAPP Keynote - CEO Confidential: Privacy Leadership in a Pandemic
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • What Can We Learn from the History of Privacy?
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • IAPP Keynote - CEO Confidential: Privacy Leadership in a Pandemic
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Creating an Ascendant Career in Privacy – A Conversation with Nuala O’Connor
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • IAPP statement on racial injustice
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture: Privacy and Zambonis in the Age of COVID-19
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • The State of Global Privacy
    Speaker at Virtual Prague KnowledgeNet: 14 May 2020
  • State of Privacy and Data Protection Globally
    Speaker at Virtual Lisbon KnowledgeNet: 25 May 2020
  • The Future of Adtech
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Privacy in the COVID-19 Era – A Conversation with Peter Swire
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • State Privacy – A Conversation with Jim Halpert
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • IAPP offices go virtual: An update
    Privacy Perspectives
  • IAPP postpones DPI: UK 2020
    Privacy Perspectives
  • An IAPP update regarding COVID-19
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Global privacy trends
    Speaker at Norway KnowledgeNet: 4 March 2020
  • The State of Global Privacy
    Speaker at Helsinki KnowledgeNet: 27 February 2020
  • Privacy vs. Cybersecurity & The State of Global Privacy
    Speaker at Frankfurt KnowledgeNet: 6 February 2020
  • The State of Global Privacy
    Speaker at Stockholm KnowledgeNet: 17 February 2020
  • The State of Global Privacy
    Speaker at Luxembourg KnowledgeNet: 10 February 2020
  • The State of Global Privacy
    Speaker at Berlin KnowledgeNet: 4 February 2020
  • OneTrust acquires Privacy Core
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Privacy in the Boardroom
    Speaker at Chicago KnowledgeNet: September 10, 2019