IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 Cancellation FAQs
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 26 August the IAPP has decided to cancel the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020. Below are the FAQs.
Am I getting a refund?
Registrants received an email update on 27 August with their refund credit options. If you did not receive it, please contact us here.
Can I transfer my credit to another person?
Due to the complexity of this situation, the IAPP is working as quickly as possible on all the elements required to cancel an event. We will communicate more as soon as possible.
I was going to earn continuing privacy education credits (CPEs) at the event. How else can I earn them?
You can view CPE opportunities here.
Do I need to cancel my hotel room?
If you have already made a hotel reservation for this event, you should contact the hotel or your travel provider directly to cancel.
Will the IAPP cover other costs incurred in booking travel to and accommodation for the conference?
The IAPP is not able to accommodate financial losses due to this cancellation. We encourage you to contact your travel provider and hotel.
Can webinars or virtual sessions be created in place of the conference?
Yes! Check out the brand-new IAPP Summit Sessions on-demand web conference library. This new collection features 70+ sessions curated from this year’s programme — and it is free to IAPP members. Access it now.
I was registered for training only. When and where can I train now?
You can transfer your training registration to any upcoming trainings delivered by the IAPP, including live in-person, live online or self-paced online formats. Alternatively, you can schedule a training with one of our Official Training Partners, and we will help you with that transaction. Please contact us here for further information. You can also visit https://iapp.org/store/trainings/.
I was exhibiting at the event. Will I receive a refund?
Your exhibit fees have been refunded as a credit to your IAPP organisation account. Your IAPP representative will be in touch to discuss ways to still reach the privacy community, including some exciting new virtual offerings as well as other options.
I was a sponsor for the event. Will I receive a refund?
Your sponsorship fees have been refunded as a credit to your IAPP organisation account. Your IAPP representative will be in touch to discuss ways to still reach the privacy community, including some exciting new virtual offerings as well as other options.
Will any of the event content be incorporated into future events?
The IAPP’s primary focus is delivering high-quality and timely programming. It is our hope that we will utilise this content in future conferences or events, including virtual content offerings.
Why did you wait until 26 August to cancel?
The COVID-19 situation has been dynamic. The IAPP wanted to ensure it was exploring every option before disrupting the work and travel plans of our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and staff. The IAPP decided to cancel the event in light of the growing concerns over the global spread of COVID-19 and increasing numbers of faculty, sponsors and delegates unable to attend due to corporate travel restrictions.
Are events like the Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum and Privacy Engineering Section Forum cancelled?
Yes. All IAPP events scheduled from 16 November through 19 November were cancelled.
Is there any documentation I can give my boss to show that the event was officially cancelled?
Please reach out to IAPP External Affairs Director Lindsay Hinkle at email@example.com to receive documentation via email. As an alternative, feel free to use this FAQ webpage as documentation.
I still have questions. Who can I contact?
Please contact us here.