Education Advisory Board Roles and Expectations

The IAPP’s Education Advisory Board is critical to the development of the IAPP’s educational offerings, actively supporting the effort to identify programming, content and expert contributors that match the specific needs of privacy and data protection professionals globally, as well as those for whom privacy and data protection are of concern.

The board is led by IAPP Knowledge Manager, Dave Cohen, CIPP/US, and holds 8 - 10 meetings annually via teleconference.

Education Advisory Board Expectations

All Education Advisory Board members are expected to:

  • Play a key role in developing programming and content for the IAPP Global Privacy Summit and the Privacy Academy (each held once per year in the U.S.)
  • May be asked to chair and/or help program smaller events, such as the Practical Privacy Series
  • Be advocates for the IAPP education program


All Education Advisory Board members are required to:

  • Serve a two-year term
  • Attend and actively contribute during teleconference meetings
  • Attend at minimum 80% of the scheduled calls or provide advance notice of a necessary absence and make arrangements for follow up.

Selection criteria

The board is selected, to the extent possible, to create a working group balanced by: experience level, years in profession, industry sector, geographic location and area of expertise. Considerations for selection include:

  • Current IAPP membership in good standing (maintained throughout term)
  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices and theory
  • IAPP certification is an advantage
  • Length of membership and past demonstrated commitment to and involvement with the IAPP
  • Not currently active on any other IAPP advisory board


  • Promote the privacy and data protection profession by ensuring that the IAPP’s programming and activities meet members’ and industry needs
  • Receive two continuing privacy education (CPE) credits per year of service


The Call for Volunteer opens every fall.

“The IAPP Education Advisory Board supports the creation of compelling and timely programming for IAPP live event conferences and virtual programs. The board convenes for periodic conference calls, during which members offer guidance on emerging privacy trends and issues, and recommends programming on privacy and data protection issues that privacy professionals need to know. Other contributions include networking with peers to promote, support and field inquires on IAPP event programming.”