General Information

The IAPP is monitoring the developments surrounding COVID-19, as the safety of attendees and staff is our highest priority. At this time, the IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020 is proceeding as planned. If anything changes warranting a reevaluation, 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 the CDC website for information and review the WHO’s Travel Advice before traveling. We also recommend reviewing the WHO’s advice for the public.

The IAPP is working with the conference venue to take extra safety precautions. Extra hand sanitizers have been added to prominent places in the venue, and the cleaning teams are disinfecting touch points throughout the venue on the hour.

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

Assistance and accommodations: We’re happy to help. If you need any special accommodations (i.e. person who is blind/visually impaired or person who uses a wheelchair), please contact in advance to arrange assistance at P.S.R.

Dress code: We're an informal bunch. Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Two events are off site — the opening general session and opening reception — and you’ll do a lot of walking during between sessions, so comfortable walking shoes are a must. It would also be wise to dress in layers so that you'll be comfortable both in warm and heavily air-conditioned session rooms.

Method of payment: You can make payment by check, wire transfer, Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover. Please email us for wire transfer information.

Registration policy: Registration fees represent the cost of a single pass per person. Sorry, no sharing passes.

Cancellation policy: Registration fees are not refundable but are transferable to a person in the same company, pending IAPP approval. No refunds if you cancel or don’t show up. Your completed registration form, online registration and email confirmation constitute a binding agreement between two parties.

Conduct at IAPP Events: The IAPP is dedicated to making our meetings and events safe places for all. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. We insist that all participants at IAPP events — whether attendees, staff, speakers, exhibitors or sponsors — demonstrate respect and courtesy to all. This includes refraining from inappropriate language, comments and behavior, in person or by electronic communications (such as social media).

Anyone who has experienced improper behavior in violation of this policy is encouraged to report it immediately to IAPP event staff. IAPP staff members are trained to elevate such issues immediately. Alternate methods of reporting issues include emailing IAPP President & CEO J. Trevor Hughes at, or contacting a member of the IAPP Board of Directors. The IAPP reserves the right to rescind registration or attendance at any IAPP event at any time for violations of this policy.

Tax deductibility: Training expenses, including your registration fee, travel, lodging and meals, may be tax deductible if they’re for maintaining or improving your professional skills. Consult your tax advisor. IAPP Federal Tax ID 23-3048008.

Inviting a guest? Fantastic! We can’t register your guest online, but we welcome them to register on-site. They’ll get to enjoy meals, receptions and entrance to the Exhibit Hall, for a fee. Guests include a spouse/significant other, friend or adult child (18 or older) who is not in an industry-related occupation. Coworkers or associates in the industry don’t qualify.

Photography/video: Please be aware that the IAPP will be taking photographs and video in public areas of the conference (session rooms, Exhibit Hall, etc.). We may use such media in marketing materials, educational products and publications. Your image and the sound of your voice may be recorded. If you are identified during the recording, or identify yourself by name, that information may be included in our materials. Recordings may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed.

Badge scanning: As you enter each educational session, you’ll have your badge scanned by an IAPP staff member standing outside the session room. We use this information to improve logistics at future events and process mandatory continuing legal education credits, if applicable. This information will not be shared.

Please note: Exhibitors and/or sponsors at sponsored speaking sessions or in the Exhibit Hall may wish to scan your badge so they can contact you with more information. The IAPP uses Expo Logic to provide badge scanning services to exhibitors and/or sponsors who request it. By allowing an exhibitor and/or sponsor to scan your badge, you are consenting to have Expo Logic provide the exhibitor and/or sponsor with your contact information, and thereafter you may be contacted by the exhibitor and/or sponsor post-event.

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in program sessions are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the IAPP.