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. 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. 

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IAPP Conference Events

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023

Privacy Bar Section Forum
Monday, April 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Held in conjunction with Workshop Day sessions, the Privacy Bar Section Forum is an information-packed, full-day program presented by a distinguished and diverse panel of legal and data protection lawyers with deep experience in the field. Additional Registration Fee Required.

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

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

IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2023

Privacy Bar Section Meet-Up
May 26, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Virtual Offerings

Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Join fellow privacy pros in an open dialogue focused on the issues facing privacy pros in the privacy law industry.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

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

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

St. Louis KnowledgeNet: March 13, 2023
Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Trends from the In-House Perspective
New Jersey/Salt Lake City KnowledgeNet: March 15, 2023
What’s the Latest with State Laws
Dallas KnowledgeNet: March 24, 2023
A discussion with Texas State Representative Giovanni Capriglione
Sydney KnowledgeNet Happy Hour: 3 April 2023
Meet fellow IAPP Australia members whilst discussing the Attorney General’s Privacy Act Report.

Find all upcoming KnowledgeNet events here

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

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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. 

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.

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

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Member Directory
Use the Privacy Bar Section 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.

Join the Privacy List—just for IAPP members. Click here to join!  Stay in touch, get advice, swap ideas—simply e-mail once you’re subscribed.

Getting started in privacy law?

This 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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Privacy Law Specialist

The IAPP is accredited by the American Bar Association to certify lawyers in the specialty area of Privacy Law. U.S. attorneys who meet the IAPP’s rigorous specialist designation requirements may be permitted under their state’s rules of professional responsibility to advertise their specialization in privacy law.

The next submission period to become an ABA-accredited specialist ends December 31, 2022.