Privacy Pathways

It’s no secret that the privacy profession has arrived. And in the data economy, there’s an urgent need—and opportunity—for skilled pros. But there’s been no clear on-ramp into the privacy profession—until now.

Privacy Pathways is a pilot program that builds on privacy curricula being offered at forward-thinking universities with the goal of launching students directly into privacy-related careers.

Through the program, the IAPP is working with a number of universities to introduce students to one of the world’s most rapidly growing professions and give them the practical knowledge and skills they need to start their careers.


Privacy Pathways programs can include access to tools like:

  • Training and exams
  • Internships/externships
  • Scholarships to IAPP programs
  • Networking with the professional privacy community
  • Publication opportunities


Privacy Pathways Spotlight


Participating Universities


Read about Privacy Pathways first pilot partnership with the University of Maine School of Law’s Center for Law + Innovation and our first European program with Queen Mary University of London.


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At a time when data is becoming the most valuable currency in the information economy, the need for well-qualified professionals who understand global information management practices and the need to safeguard data are growing exponentially.
Omer Tene, VP Research and Education, IAPP