Diversity in Privacy Advisory Board

The IAPP Diversity in Privacy Advisory Board is comprised of privacy professionals who will actively participate in developing programming and content for the Diversity in Privacy Section. The Diversity in Privacy Section helps to enhance inclusion across age, gender, race, ethnicity, and geographical dimensions in the field of privacy through education and networking. Advisory Board Members will provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as a leader in the promotion of the Diversity in Privacy Section and all of its programs and activities.

Meet the Diversity Privacy Advisory Board



  • Serve a two-year term.
  • Maintain an active IAPP membership.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Keep information shared among advisory board members confidential.
  • Act with integrity and professionalism in advisory board duties.
  • Advocate for the IAPP by being able to explain and define the Diversity in Privacy Section.
  • Play an active role in developing programming and content for the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk., IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium, IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensives and IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress.
  • Plan and host networking opportunities at both annual conferences and online for diverse members of the IAPP.
  • Program and lead at least one IAPP webinar annually.
  • Assist with programming smaller events as needed.
  • Participate in meetings as needed via Zoom.


Selection Criteria

Boards are selected with the goal of creating a balanced working group based on experience level, industry sector, geographic location, and area of expertise. Considerations for selection include:

  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices, and theory.
  • Length of membership plus commitment to and involvement with the IAPP.

Please note:

IAPP advisory board members are not agents or employees of the IAPP and cannot act on IAPP’s behalf or enter into any binding agreements.

As an advisory board member, your decisions, actions, and opinions speak about you as an IAPP volunteer, and not solely as a member or privacy professional.



  • Receive three continuing privacy education (CPE) credits for each year of service.
  • Enhance your profile and visibility while being seen as a leader in the privacy and data protection community.
  • Make great connections with your fellow IAPP volunteers.
  • Get special access to IAPP resources.


How to apply

The IAPP accepts applications for advisory board roles each fall through our Call for Volunteers. For more information, visit our Call for Volunteers FAQ, or contact volunteer@iapp.org for details on additional volunteer opportunities.