Contributor Guidelines

The IAPP welcomes original submissions written by professionals on topics related to privacy and data protection. The IAPP has a suite of blogs and other publications and we invite you to submit your idea or draft to one of the following:

  • The Privacy Advisor is our flagship publication where you’ll find in-depth, original reporting, expert analysis of privacy practices, advice on how best to operate a privacy team and more. 
  • Privacy Perspectives is the IAPP’s opinion page. This is where the conversations in privacy take place.
  • Privacy Tracker tracks legislative and enforcement developments around the world. Tracker contributors also provide analysis of a given law. 
  • Privacy Tech explores the technology of privacy, from privacy tech vendors to the latest technology-related issues in privacy and data protection. 

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be subject to editorial review approval prior to publication. Once your submission has been approved, publication date depends on several factors, including editorial priorities, timeliness and availability in the publication.

The typical article length for all publications fall between 800 and 1,200 words. Articles should be conversational in nature, as opposed to overly academic.

The IAPP uses the Associated Press Stylebook when editing articles. One thing to note: AP Style does not use footnotes – use hyperlinks instead.

Articles must not have been previously published when submitted for consideration. For multiple authored articles, clearly designate a lead author for communication purposes. All manuscript submissions should include a brief biography and head shot for each author. Please indicate if you would like to include an email address, telephone number or both at the end of the biography.

Please note that all submissions, regardless of the contributor’s intended venue, will be reviewed editorially and placed in a particular publication as IAPP sees fit, based on topic, style and editorial needs.

Once the IAPP publishes an article, it asks for 24 hours exclusivity before the author publishes it elsewhere. If, after 24 hours, the piece is repurposed on another website, please include language attributing the article to the IAPP with a link back to the original. 

Publishing articles with the IAPP is an opportunity to provide thought leadership to a thriving network of professionals around the world. Please submit your submission to Managing Editor Michelle Clarke at

In addition to our publications, we look to our members to help us develop high-quality items for our certification exams. If you’re looking for a way to share your expertise and help make sure our CIPP, CIPM and CIPT exams test essential knowledge on the fields of information privacy and data protection, this is your opportunity! Email Exam Development Coordinators Erica Raynor and Ben Cochrane to express interest in writing for the CIPP/US, CIPP/A, CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CIPT, CDPO Brazil, and CDPO France at and