The IAPP is actively monitoring the COVID-19 and related travel and health advisories. At this time, the Summit 2021 is proceeding as planned. See more information.

An Online Alternative
You can still get the high-quality content you expect from IAPP events. Check out the IAPP Summit Sessions on-demand web conference library of 70+ new sessions — free to IAPP members. Access it now.


The World’s Most Prestigious Privacy Conference

The world’s premier privacy and data protection conference focuses on international topics, policy and strategy. Recognized as a leading forum for discussion, the Summit features expert speakers and top regulators, and delivers unmatched education and networking opportunities.

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IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2021

Training April 25-26
Active Learning April 26
Conference April 27-28
Washington, DC

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Why You Should Attend

The IAPP’s Summit has proven itself to be the most comprehensive data privacy event on the planet. Here are a few reasons why:






Expert Speakers



Visionary Keynote Speakers

Hear from extraordinary speakers who will educate, provoke, disarm and entertain.

From privacy’s thought-leaders and top-level regulators, to cultural figures, authors and academics, Summit keynote speakers will expand your vision of what the privacy profession means for the world.


Outstanding Session Content With a Global Reach

  • Consumer privacy.
  • Regional deep-dives.
  • Trans-border data flow.
  • Regulatory developments.
  • Operations management.
  • Privacy-enhancing tech.
  • Policy and governance.
  • Employee privacy.
  • Privacy engineering.
  • Ethics.
  • Data breach.
  • CCPA and U.S. law.
  • GDPR enforcement.


Roll Up Your Sleeves for In-Depth Education

Preceding the main conference dates, engage in hands-on, practical workshops; specialized professional forums; and privacy training courses that target the challenges facing your organization.




Unmatched Networking, Valuable Connections

An incredible community is what makes IAPP events a cut above.

Year after year, Summit regulars rave about the diversity of opportunities to dial in and find their crowd. Find yours at a variety of events-within-the-event.



  • Privacy Bash.
  • Welcome Reception.
  • 5-Minute Mixer.
  • Industry Meet-Ups.
  • Happy Hour Gatherings.
  • Summit Run and Walk.
  • First-Time Attendee Meet-Up.
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables.
  • IAPP Engagement Hub.
  • Keynote Book Signings.
  • Privacy Pro Trivia.
  • Women Leading Privacy Session.
  • KnowledgeNet Chapter Volunteer Meet-Up.
  • Networking Lounges.
  • Mentor Mingle.


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IAPP COVID-19 Precautions

The IAPP is actively monitoring the developments surrounding COVID-19 as the safety for attendees and staff is our highest priority. At this time, the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2021 is proceeding as planned. If anything changes warranting a re-evaluation, we assure you we will immediately assess, address and respond to the new situation. We encourage attendees to monitor the World Health Organization website and CDC website for information and review WHO’s Travel Advice before traveling. We also recommend reviewing WHO’s advice for the public.

The IAPP will work with the conference venue to take extra safety precautions as needed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming trip, please contact us.

Sponsors and exhibitors: please reach out to with questions or concerns.

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The IAPP ANZ Summit 2020 Has Been Cancelled
Due to COVID-19, the IAPP has cancelled the IAPP ANZ Summit 2020. FAQs are available here.

Delivering world-class discussion and education on the top privacy issues in Australia, New Zealand and around the globe. Summit is your opportunity to network, get insights from, and exchange operational best practices with other ANZ privacy leaders.

Famous for focusing on practical responses to operational challenges, the Intensive provides knowledge, tactics and methods you can put to work straight away. Programming combines a UK perspective with a global outlook for a comprehensive view of privacy and data protection issues.