The HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards

2019 Nomination Period Is Now Closed

At the IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019 (P.S.R.) in Las Vegas, and the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019 in Brussels, we were happy to announce the winners of the 2019 HPE-IAPP Innovation Awards. Congratulations to SAP and Vodafone!

Learn more about the winning programs and initiatives by SAP and Vodafone.

Thank you to everyone who nominated a privacy program this year. We hope you will consider nominating your organization for the 2020 HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards.

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About the Awards

The HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards recognize unique programs and services in global privacy and data protection in the private and public sectors. We’re seeking organizations that integrate privacy in such a way that elevates its value as both a competitive differentiator and a centerpiece of customer and citizen trust.


About the Nominations

Self-nominations are welcome. We also encourage submissions from media, privacy experts, technology enthusiasts and other thought-leaders in privacy, security and data protection.

There is no fee to enter. The program is underwritten by our generous award sponsor, HPE.


Award Criteria

What we’re looking for: A privacy program that’s been implemented to safeguard the privacy of consumer, citizen, supplier and/or employee data. It can cross divisions within a business unit, cost center, agency or department. It could be a public campaign or an internal organizational plan, assessment, process, program or any combination of those.

The judging committee will be asked to rank each entry on a scale of 1–5 (1=weak, 5=strong) for a series of criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • Depth of adoption
  • Thought, leadership and integration
  • Revenue and profitability enhancement
  • Enhanced competitiveness
  • Proportion of customers impacted
  • Return on investment


The awards are judged each year by a different panel of privacy experts representing a variety of industries, sectors and geographies. The judges are IAPP members and serve on a volunteer basis at our invitation.

To ensure complete objectivity in the process, we don’t allow judges to review or judge applications from their own organizations.