The IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards

The 2020 Nomination Period is Now Closed

The IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards shine a light on organizations that use privacy to differentiate themselves and build customer and citizen trust.

Each year, the IAPP selects two exceptional programs that have demonstrated outstanding ingenuity.


About the Awards

The IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards recognize unique programs and services in global privacy and data protection in both private and public sectors. We seek distinguished operations that integrate privacy in ways that elevate its value as both a competitive differentiator and a centerpiece of customer and civic trust. Size does not matter — only innovation, creativity, and results.

One winning program will be presented on the Little Big Stage at the IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. conference. A second winning program will be presented on The Little Big Stage at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress.

Past winners include SAP, Vodafone, GoDaddy, Trūata, and more.

Learn more about their award winning programs and initiatives here.


About the Nominations

The 2020 Nomination Period is now closed


Award Criteria

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We are looking for a privacy initiative 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 operational plan, assessment, process, initiative 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
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.