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.

KnowledgeNet Events

Please join us at an upcoming KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting that features Privacy Bar Section content. Find a meeting near you!

Austin: October 17
Charlotte: October 23
New Jersey: October 23
Auckland: 24 October
Denver: October 30
Netherlands: 12 November
Auckland: 26 November

Don’t see your city on the list? Check out the IAPP store for a full listing of IAPP KnowledgeNet meetings. 

upcoming iapp conferences

California Privacy Law (Third Edition)

IAPP_CA_Privacy_LawLothar Determann, Partner at Baker McKenzie, has published the third edition of his California Privacy Law book. Gain practical guidance, and essential, in-depth information on California and U.S. federal privacy law; how the laws apply to companies in other states and countries; risks and remedies under California and U.S. federal privacy law; how to start and maintain a compliance program and more.

Available in print and e-reader versions.

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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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Great stuff is happening—check it out

Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum

Tuesday, 19 November

Register today!

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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. 

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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.

Applications Being Accepted for ABA Approved ‘Privacy Law Specialist’ designation

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The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates has voted to approve a resolution on the IAPP’s Privacy Law Specialist accreditation for a five-year term.

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For more information about the Privacy Law Specialist designation and the IAPP’s application process, read the ABA Whitepaper May 2017 or listen to the web conference recording now available. 

GDPR Compliance Help Is Here

European Union flags outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

The IAPP’s list of guidance documents offers links to pdfs, organized by topic, from the Article 29 Working Party, various data protection authorities, law firms, consultancies and more.

Find it here