Privacy List

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Here’s your forum – an old school email chain. The IAPP Privacy List connects you with thousands of members with the click of a button. Send your questions or comments to the List via your personal email and receive feedback straight to your inbox. Before you get started, please read the user guidelines for what you can and cannot post, and to review best practices.

The Privacy List is one of the many benefits of holding IAPP membership. Subscription requests are approved by the moderator and can take up to 72 hours to process. The List is moderated by IAPP staff between 9am CET and 4pm EST.

Please remember to apply with the email associated with your membership, so the moderator can verify and approve. If you are not yet an IAPP member, we’d love for you to join; please check out all the benefits of membership we offer!

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    How it works: Every subscriber sees every message. You’ll receive each post via email or RSS, and everyone who’s subscribed will receive your message.

    Send your posts to with the topic as the subject and the question or comment in the body.

    The Privacy List is moderated, and all messages are reviewed before being approved. The IAPP retains the right to modify or block any messages that don’t meet our guidelines, such as:

    • Petitions, jokes, slander, chain letters, alerts, calls-to-action, resume posting, job announcements and personal ventures.
    • Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or other illegal materials.
    • Advertising.
    • Political rants, endorsement or discussions.
    • Marketing services, business solicitations or commercial postings.
    • Posts with attachments.
    • “Thanks” or other perfunctory messages. Make sure each message is substantive.
    • Plans to meet up at events, making study groups, etc. All email addresses are public once posted, allowing you to make these connections off the Privacy List platform, directly to the people interested.

  • Unsubscribe from the Privacy List

    Every message from the Privacy List includes an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom. Another option is to log in to (see below).

  • Modify your subscription settings

    Log in to or by clicking the “Modify Your Subscription” link from the bottom of any Privacy List e-mail. Enter your registered e-mail address and the name of the list. And yes, we can send you that forgotten password.

    Once you’ve logged in, you’ve got options: put messages on hold, resume receiving messages, create a password for future visits or choose to receive messages only via RSS feed (see below).

  • Receiving Privacy List messages via RSS

    Log in to (see above). Select “Receive No E-mail (RSS only)” from the available options. If you have installed RSS feed-reading software, enter the RSS feed URL that appears on your account settings page into that program. You may also view the RSS feed in your Internet browser by pasting the same URL into the browser’s search bar.

  • Privacy List Archives

    Don’t miss a thing! That great conversation on data ownership? Advice on Article 17 of the EU Directive? When you subscribe, you can access our complete archive of Privacy List posts. Just follow these steps:

  • IAPP Privacy List Policies

    Now for the fine print:

    • All content that users contribute via e-mail to the IAPP Privacy List becomes the property of the IAPP and may be published on the IAPP website or other locations at the IAPP’s discretion. If you do not wish to share certain information with the public, do not include it in your posting.
    • We will never sell or exchange users’ names or e-mail addresses with any other party or organization without the explicit permission of the user.
    • We strongly support Internet privacy and oppose the unsolicited sending of messages (SPAM). We reserve the right to interpret whether activities constitute spamming or other unauthorized violations. If we determine that spamming or other activities that violate our published guidelines are occurring, we reserve the right to terminate list subscriptions without advance notice.
    • We require that our members abide by all copyright, obscenity and other laws governing content of publications in the United States of America.
    • We reserve the right to block access to or from any IP address, mail server, domain or e-mail address without warning or recourse.
    • The IAPP does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any posted information or content contained, distributed through, linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this list. Any reliance upon materials or information from the list shall be used at the subscriber’s risk.