European Advisory Board

The European Advisory Board plays a critical role in the development and growth of the IAPP in Europe. It actively advises and supports the IAPP on strategic initiatives and champions the rapidly developing privacy profession in the region.

Meet the European 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.
  • Assist with programming and content development for the Data Protection Congress, plus other live or virtual events.
  • Provide content for the website and contribute to the Europe Data Protection Digest where appropriate.
  • Identify and help develop new KnowledgeNet Chapters in the region.
  • Identify and advise on the specific needs of Europe-based privacy professionals.
  • Assist with the development of key relationships and educational resources in the region.
  • Support and field inquiries about IAPP programs.
  • Meet approximately once per quarter via teleconference, with additional calls in the fall.
  • Attend in-person meetings at annual IAPP Europe conferences. (optional)


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:

  • Continuous membership with the IAPP.
  • Previous leadership roles within the IAPP.
  • Knowledge and experience in relevant privacy issues and best practices.
  • IAPP Certification in good standing preferred.
  • 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 for details on additional volunteer opportunities.