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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Upcoming Section Events

Mentor Mingle

Join us on Thursday, May 27 to connect with mentors in the Privacy Engineering field. The Privacy Bar Section Mentor Mingle  will be an opportunity to ask your burning questions, gain insight and guidance, and participate in casual conversations with other privacy pro’s during this one hour event. This event is Part of IAPP Global Privacy Summit Online 2021 web series. Register today!

Virtual Roundtable

Join fellow privacy pros on Thursday, June 3 for a unique networking session around privacy law. The Privacy Bar Section Virtual Roundtable will connect you with others for a casual conversation about the hottest topics and issues affecting legal professionals in the privacy industry. This event is Part of IAPP Global Privacy Summit Online 2021 web series. Register today!

KnowledgeNet Events

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

Virtual Rio de Janeiro KnowledgeNet: 29 March 2021
Virtual Switzerland KnowledgeNet: 30 March 2021
Virtual Chicago KnowledgeNet Happy Hour: April 6, 2021
Virtual San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley KnowledgeNet: April 7, 2021
Virtual New York KnowledgeNet: April 7, 2021
Virtual Western New York KnowledgeNet: April 8, 2021
Virtual Mumbai KnowledgeNet: 9 April 2021
Virtual Munich KnowledgeNet: 16 April 2021

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Web Conferences

Looking for specialized web conferences with privacy lawyers in mind? Search no further – we’ve got you covered!

What Legal Needs to Know: Breaking Down Your 2021 CPRA Compliance Checklist
How NIST Protects Privacy in an Ever-Changing Compliance Landscape
Top-5 Global Privacy Predictions for 2021
2020 IAPP ‘Data Governance Report’ Review

Check out the IAPP Store for a full listing of web conferences.

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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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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

KnowledgeNet Speaker, offer to speak at your local chapter meeting here.

Roundtable Discussion Leader, Apply here.

Meet-Up or Happy Hour Host, Email us at

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

Submit a Case Study,  If you’re selected, we will offer you an opportunity to present your case study in one of our publications, our live conferences, or virtually on one of web conferences. Submit here

To find out more information on these volunteer opportunities and how to apply, visit the Volunteer page. 

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 March 31, 2021.