Be the future—Join an IAPP board
Help lead the IAPP by serving as an IAPP advisory board member. Share your expertise and shape the future of our profession with fellow data privacy thought leaders from around the world.
The application period for leadership positions, including Advisory Board members, KnowledgeNet Chapter chairs, and Young Privacy Professionals, opens every September through our annual Call for Volunteers. Please check back in September for the application form to apply.
Leadership positions are for members only. Can’t wait until the fall? Learn about all volunteer opportunities now.
ANZ Advisory Board
The IAPP ANZ Advisory Board is made up of active privacy professionals from Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). This strategically chosen group advises the IAPP on strategic initiatives such as the development of Knowledge Net chapters regionally, rollout of education resources and key relationships in the region. The ANZ board helps to identify and advise on the specific needs of ANZ based privacy professionals. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Asia Advisory Board
The Asia Advisory Board is comprised of a group of privacy professionals actively contributing to the rapid development of the privacy profession in Asia. The board’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, programming for IAPP Asia conferences and virtual programming events, contributing to the Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest for our Publications department and further development of a training module for use in Asia. The board collaborates via email and occasional conference calls and by networking with peers to promote, support and field inquires about IAPP Asia programs. See more about the roles and expectations.
Canadian Advisory Board
The IAPP Canadian Advisory Board is made up of a minimum of 12 privacy professionals who actively participate in developing programming and content for IAPP Canada. You’ll provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as a leader in the promotion of IAPP Canada and all of its programs and activities. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Certification Advisory Boards
The IAPP Certification Advisory Board (CAB) meets regularly via teleconference to provide overall governance for the programs, including making policy decisions. The IAPP Exam Development Boards (EDB) meet regularly via teleconference to develop and review exam content as well as oversee guiding documents such as Bodies of Knowledge and Exam Blueprints. The IAPP Certification Appeals Board meets as needed to review and resolve any submitted certification appeals. If you’re a senior privacy officer, attorney or consultant with demonstrated subject matter expertise in the areas covered under IAPP privacy credentialing programs, we encourage you to serve on these boards. See more about the roles and expectations for the Certification Advisory Board, Exam Development Advisory Boards, Appeals Advisory Board, and CDPO/France Advisory Board members.
Education Advisory Board
The IAPP Education Advisory Board supports the creation of compelling and timely programming for IAPP conferences and virtual programs. The board convenes for periodic conference calls, during which you’ll offer guidance on emerging privacy trends and issues, and recommend programming on privacy and data protection issues that privacy professionals need to know. You’ll also contribute by networking with peers to promote, support and field inquires about IAPP event programming. See more about the roles and expectations.
European Advisory Board
The IAPP European Advisory Board is made up of a group of privacy professionals who actively participate in developing programming and content for IAPP Europe. You’ll provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as a leader in the promotion of IAPP Europe and all of its programs and activities. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board
The IAPP Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board is comprised of legal-focused privacy professionals who will actively participate in developing programming and content for the Privacy Bar Section. Members will provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as a leader in the promotion of the Privacy Bar Section and all of its programs and activities. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board
The IAPP Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board is comprised of leading academics, government and industry experts in privacy engineering and technologies. Board members will actively participate in developing programming and content for the Privacy Engineering Section, provide guidance and strategic input, and serve as leaders in the promotion of the Privacy Engineering Section, its programs and activities. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Publications Advisory Board
The Publications Advisory Board helps guide the IAPP’s coverage of privacy and security issues. As a member, you’ll play a critical role by ensuring content is useful and fresh. This advisory board convenes every other month by teleconference, where members suggest timely, relevant content based on their work in the field of privacy. Besides meaningful participation in the monthly conference call, you’ll be expected to provide articles for publication and may also be asked to help recruit potential authors. See more about the roles and expectations.
Research Advisory Board
The IAPP Research Advisory Board is a full partner in the development of the IAPP's research agenda and leadership of the IAPP Westin Research Center; the establishment of ties to academia, industry and policymakers; and the identification of research funding opportunities. The board, which is made up of leading academics, policymakers and professionals, and meets several times per year in-person and via teleconference. See more about the roles and expectations.
Training Advisory Board Roles and Expectations
The IAPP Training Advisory Board helps guide the development and maintenance of IAPP privacy training programs ensuring our content is accurate, relevant and timely. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board
The IAPP Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board informs strategy and shapes goals of the Women Leading Privacy community. This board will provide guidance and strategic input, and actively support the development of networking, professional development and leadership opportunities to help advance and support women in the privacy field. A two-year commitment is required. See more about the roles and expectations.
IAPP Board of Directors
The IAPP Board of Directors is responsible for governance and strategic oversight of the IAPP. As a member of the board of directors, you’ll work to help the IAPP achieve its mission. A five-year commitment is required. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year. If you’d like to submit your name, or nominate another candidate, you’ll need to include a brief bio and an objective for serving on the board of directors with the submission. The Nominating Committee considers candidates late in the year, and forwards its recommendations to the full board of directors for consideration and election.
IAPP Board of Directors Selection Criteria
The Nominating Committee will assess nominees based on their qualifications, including, but not limited to:
- Participation in IAPP conferences
- IAPP certification status
- Submission of articles to IAPP publications
- Existing leadership roles within the IAPP
- Industry diversity, geographic diversity and gender/race/ethnic diversity