The Global Privacy Summit 2019 will gather more than 3,600 professionals from around the world for an outstanding program with a truly global focus. Come to Washington, D.C. for up to four days of education, guidance, inspiration and connections that will spotlight the big picture of data protection.

The most-anticipated privacy event of the year will deliver breadth of content in a variety of formats, spaces and activities to accommodate your learning and networking style. From deep-dive training workshops to after-hours social gatherings, your solutions—and your people—await.

In the face of mounting complexity, the Summit 2019 will light the way ahead.

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Keynotes Shed Light On the Big Picture

Margaret Atwood


From 1985's 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 2015's 'The Heart Goes Last,' Atwood has been exploring the power and effects of surveillance for decades as one of literature's most prominent and important thinkers.

danah boyd

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Founder and President, Data & Society; Visiting Professor, New York University

From examinations of how the internet is changing childhood to research on inequalities driven and ameliorated by technological developments, boyd has gleaned deep insight into how the networked world is changing society.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Active Learning

Let’s get down to business. On Active Learning Day, get ready for hands-on, practical, round-table-style workshops targeting the privacy challenges facing your organization.

Best value! Add Active Learning Day to your main conference registration with the Conference Plus+ Pass (3-Day).

Outstanding Session Content with a Global Reach

Shaping the Future of Global Privacy

Explore how the privacy debate is evolving in key economies around the world. We’ll discuss emerging global consensus on how to address issues such as territorial scope, the scope of personal data and legal grounds for processing.


Cell Phone Disco transforms the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone into another frequency range—the range of visible light—making an invisible property of the environment perceptible to our senses. The installation reveals the communicating body of our mobile phones.

We are honored to feature Informationlab as our 2019 artist-in-residence. Each year, the Summit artist’s work is incorporated into theme, palette and design for the conference.

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.



The Ultimate Deep Dive: IAPP Section Forums

The IAPP’s Privacy Bar Section and Privacy Engineering Section are holding their next forums on Active Learning Day, May 1. Get into the details with other professionals in data protection law or privacy engineering at these highly specialized programs.


We’re thrilled to return to D.C. at the Washington Marriott Marquis and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. We can’t wait to see you there.

Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001



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Conference 12-13 February 

Paris to host IAPP multi-language conference in February.

Join data protection professionals from across Europe for two days of concentrated learning, sharing, and networking at the IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2019 in Paris on 12-13 February.

Paris accueillera une conférence en plusieurs langues de l’IAPP au mois de février.

Rejoignez les professionnels de la protection des données venus de toute l’Europe pendant deux journées intensives d’apprentissage, de partage et de réseautage à l’occasion de la conférence IAPP Data Protection Intensive : France 2019 à Paris les 12 et 13 février.

25 February 
Fremont, CA

Start planning your response to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by diving into its details at the IAPP CCPA Comprehensive. This day-long examination of the law will prepare your organization to manage compliance while avoiding pitfalls and major disruptions. 

Certification Training April 30-May 1
Active Learning May 1
Conference May 2-3
Washington, DC

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.