Privacy pros gather here

For members, the Diversity in Privacy Section is the hub of activities, including programming, publications and networking opportunities around the globe. IAPP section members get access to tons of great benefits. Benefits that include networking opportunities and specialized content, plus access to ongoing web conferences, exciting special events and a lot more. 

Diversity and Inclusion Principles

The IAPP recognizes diversity and inclusion as core principles of our organization and profession. 

As an international organization with a broad and expansive mission to build the profession of privacy globally, we have a duty to ensure that the IAPP reflects the professional community that we serve.  These principles cannot function without a strong commitment to the values of respect and dignity towards and amongst our membership.  Further, we recognize the strategic value of diversity and inclusion in the administration of the IAPP and the content of our work.   We also endeavor to build pathways of opportunity so that our profession and these principles are strengthened over time. 

Within these principles, we make these commitments:

1. We seek diversity in our staff, in our volunteer leaders, in our events, and in our profession. To that end, we seek diverse applicants for all opportunities at the IAPP. This includes job openings, volunteer roles, and speaking opportunities.

2. We seek proposals for speaking roles and sessions at our events that bring diverse perspectives to our members.

3. We will work to build pathways into the profession of privacy for those communities which are under-represented within our membership.

4. We will treat all members of our community with respect and dignity. We will demand that our members treat each other with respect and dignity.

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IAPP Conference Events

IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2023

Diversity in Privacy Section Meet-Up
Wednesday, 8 March, 15:00 – 15:30

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023

Diversity in Privacy Section Meet-Up
Tuesday, April 4, 10:15-11 a.m.

Meet other Diversity in Privacy Section professionals at this casual networking event. Submit your volunteer application to lead a meet-up today.

Ramadan Iftar Dinner
Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.

Join us for a celebratory meal to break the fast during the month of Ramadan! Register today!

IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2023

Diversity in Privacy Section Meet-Up
Friday, May 26, 2023, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Volunteers needed: Meet-up greeters and Peer-to-Peer Roundtable discussion leaders. If you are already registered and want a bigger role, submit your volunteer application today or email

Virtual Offerings

Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Join fellow privacy pros in an open dialogue focused on the challenges and opportunities in promoting diversity in privacy. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Discussion Leaders and topics to be announced. Interested in leading a breakout room? Apply here!

Diversity in Privacy Section Mentor Q&A

Build meaningful connections with likeminded professionals – share experiences, ask questions, and talk through challenges. Want to get more involved? Volunteer to be a mentor. 

Save the dates! June 28, October 10 and 25.

KnowledgeNet Meetings

Connect with local privacy pro’s in your area! Find an upcoming meeting that contains Diversity i Privacy Section content below:

Joint KnowledgeNet event: March 13, 2023
Diversity Series: CPO roundtable
Joint KnowledgeNet event: March 29, 2023
Addressing the Hiring Diversity Challenge: Putting strategies into action

Find all upcoming KnowledgeNet events here

Web Conferences
Looking for specialized web conferences? Search no further – we’ve got you covered! Check out the IAPP Store for a full listing of web conferences.

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities
Want to become more active in your section? Check out the section specific volunteer opportunities below:

Conference Speaker – The Call for Proposals is open all year long and we accept sessions on a rolling basis.

Leadership Opportunities – Apply to become an Advisory Board member during Call for Volunteers every September. 

Meet the Advisory Board

Privacy pros at the helm

Guiding the Diversity in Privacy Section, the Advisory Board represents a diverse group of leaders with a broad range of privacy law expertise. Meet each of them now.

Interested in applying to be a board member? The Call for Volunteers opens every fall.

Stay Connected

Member Directory
Use the Diversity in Privacy search filter in the Member Directory to connect with fellow section members. Not opted in? No problem! Visit your Member Directory Preferences in your MyIAPP portal to make any edits.

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