Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board

The Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board is comprised of legal-focused privacy professionals. Board members will actively participate in the development of programming and content for the Privacy Bar Section, provide guidance and strategic input on how the IAPP can best serve professionals working in privacy law and related fields, and serve as leaders in the promotion of programs and activities.

Meet the Privacy Bar Section 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.
  • Assist with conference programming of the Privacy Bar Section Forums, including but not limited to, developing overarching content topics for forums, voting on submitted sessions for programming, building sessions, sourcing speakers, and speaking as needed.
  • Potentially write articles or chapters for collective projects.
  • Volunteer to speak when available, and if needed, on virtual web conferences.
  • Participate in projects associated with legal education and the privacy law profession.
  • Advocate for the IAPP’s legal professionals in the field of privacy and drive the board to better serve section members.
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings (approximately four per year) via teleconference and associated communications.


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.
  • Years of privacy law practice.
  • 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.