2nd panel

Co-organized by the “Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal” privacy pros gathered last month to discuss access to consumer data and best practices in digital privacy for law enforcement, privacy professionals and businesses.

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Getting started in privacy law?

HowToGetIntoPrivacyLaw_IMGThis tip sheet from the IAPP offers ideas on how to increase your knowledge, visibility and marketability as you get started with a career in privacy law.

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This free, hour-long web conference will provide a crash course in the legal foundations of privacy in the U.S. along with practical examples from the daily lives of privacy attorneys. Speakers: Ariel Brio, CIPP/US;  Arielle Brown, CIPP/US; and Kelsey Finch, CIPP/US; Moderated by IAPP Westin Fellow Cobun Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM

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IAPP’s new ‘Privacy Law Specialist’ designation has been postponed


Are you a U.S. lawyer looking to call yourself a specialist in privacy? Good news: On Oct. 22, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Specialization voted unanimously to recommend the IAPP’s new “Privacy Law Specialist” designation for formal ABA accreditation. Much work remains to be done, and many states have their own processes separate from the ABA’s, but the path is clear for the Privacy Law Specialist designation to be conferred upon applicants sometime in the first quarter of 2017. IAPP Research Director Rita Heimes’ has all the details in this The Privacy Advisor article.

Privacy Law Fundamentals 2017 is ready for pre-order!

PLF17Written by Daniel Solove and Paul Schwartz, this fourth edition of Privacy Law Fundamentals incorporates extensive developments in privacy law and offers an introductory chapter summarizing key new laws, cases and enforcement actions. Privacy Law Fundamentals delivers vital information in a concise and digestible manner. It includes key provisions of privacy statutes; leading cases; tables summarizing the statutes (private rights of action, preemption, liquidated damages, etc.); summaries of key state privacy laws; an overview of FTC enforcement actions; and answers to frequently asked questions.

Pre-order it here

Message from the Chair

In its short history, the IAPP’s Privacy Bar Section is already off to a running start. We kicked off the Privacy Bar Section at a forum immediately following the Global Privacy Summit 2016, an event we’ll repeat after Summit 2017.

Since then, the Privacy Bar Section has produced webinars for attorneys—including one in French—and has helped the IAPP in its application for ABA accreditation of the Privacy Law Specialist designation. We’ve had networking events at the Privacy.Security.Risk. Conference and the Europe Data Protection Congress, and are working on a privacy curriculum project and other outreach events for law school faculty and students.

 These projects demonstrate an active, committed and global base among the IAPP’s membership and underscore the importance of creating programming for legal-focused privacy professionals within the IAPP’s membership and content services. There is much work to be done and many opportunities for members of the Privacy Bar Section to get involved.

Christopher Wolf
Partner, Hogan Lovells
IAPP Privacy Bar Section Chair

About the Section

Privacy law pros gather here

This is where privacy lawyers, including practitioners and judges, academics and students, find the resources they need to discover, discuss and debate the latest legal developments, such as CJEU and Supreme Court jurisprudence; international, federal and state court decisions; new legislation, legislative bills and more.

For members, the Privacy Bar Section is the hub of activities, including programming, publications and networking opportunities for privacy law developments in the U.S., EU and around the globe.

Join Us

Looking to join an IAPP Section? Great. It’s easy and affordable, and IAPP section members get access to tons of great benefits. Benefits that include a boatload of networking opportunities and specialized content, plus access to ongoing web conferences, exciting special events and a lot more. 

It’s all waiting for you, so don’t put it off.

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Advisory Board

Privacy pros at the helm

Guiding the Privacy Bar Section, the Advisory Board—chosen from your nominations—represents a diverse group of leaders with a broad range of privacy law expertise.

Meet each of them now.

Upcoming Events

Great stuff is happening—check it out

Ask the DPO– Preparing for the GDPR

Monthly Web Conference Series
Free for IAPP Members
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Privacy Bar Section Forum 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017
Washington, DC
The Forum is SOLD OUT, and the wait list is now closed. If you got on the wait list, we’ll keep in touch regarding your status.

Global Privacy Summit 2017

Training and Workshops April 17–18 l Conference April 19–20
Washington, DC
Register today!




Katherine Gilchrest

Member Engagement Manager