About the Section

Creating content and connection for professionals in privacy and technology

The  IAPP Privacy Engineering Section brings together privacy professionals working in the IT and privacy engineering fields within our member community. Similar to the IAPP Privacy Bar Section, the Privacy Engineering Section offers a range of programs, events, content and networking opportunities through which privacy pros working in IT and related fields can connect and advance.

Our most-recent Privacy Engineering Section Forum was held on May 1 in Washington, DC, alongside the Global Privacy Summit 2019 event. The forum focused on the ever-closer connection between people, privacy and technology. Breakout sessions and speakers examined the nuts-and-bolts of integrating privacy management and product development. 

The forums are designed by the IAPP Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board, which is comprised of academics, government and industry experts in privacy engineering and technology. Advisory Board members help develop the section itself, providing strategic input and driving content for its programs and activities. See all advisory boards.

KnowledgeNet Events

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

Washington, DC: September 19
Minneapolis/St. Paul: September 18
Des Moines: September 19
Auckland: 7 October

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

upcoming IAPP Conferences

Advisory Board

Privacy pros at the helm

Guiding the Privacy Engineering Section, the Advisory Board represents a diverse group of leaders with a broad range of privacy engineering expertise.

Meet each of them now.


Great stuff is happening—check it out

Privacy Engineering Section Forum

Monday, September 23
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Las Vegas

Register today!

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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Web Conferences

Looking for specialized web conferences with privacy engineers 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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Want to get more involved?

Calling all Privacy Engineers!

Experts in the privacy engineering field are being asked to step up and share their expertise. We’re looking for speakers to address topics such as user interface design, data ethics in artificial intelligence, privacy by design, de-identification, implementation of privacy technologies and much more. Submit your session proposal here. This Call for Proposals is open all year long and we accept sessions on a rolling basis.

Are you looking to share your privacy engineering research with the privacy world? Submit your case studies here. 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.