Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board

The Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board is comprised of leading academic, government and industry experts in privacy engineering and technologies. Board members actively participate in the development of programming and content for the Privacy Engineering Section, provide guidance and strategic input on how the IAPP can best serve privacy professionals working in information technology and related fields, and serve as leaders in the promotion of programs and activities.

Meet the Privacy Engineering 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 Engineering 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.
  • Distribute Call for Proposals link to personal network to assist with conference programming.
  • Suggest privacy engineering content themes and contributors for IAPP publications and web conferences.
  • Share updates on strategic initiatives in government or industry that appeal to section members.
  • Identify opportunities for new initiatives to support career growth, education and connection with privacy professionals working in IT and related fields.
  • Advocate for the IAPP’s IT professionals in the field of privacy and drive the board to better serve section members.


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 the privacy engineering field, either in government, industry or academia.
  • 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 for details on additional volunteer opportunities.