Young Privacy Professionals Roles and Expectations

Young Privacy Professionals (YPPs) work with their local KnowledgeNet Chapter co-chairs to plan networking activities. One or two YPPs are accepted per chapter (depending on the size of the chapter) and serve a one-year term. A YPP should be an IAPP member for at least six months and have attended at least one chapter meeting. To learn more about this opportunity, please see the IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter Volunteer Resources page.

Young Privacy Professionals are expected to:

  • Organize at least two networking activities per year
    • YPP needs to confirm dates with the local chairs and make sure there are no conflicts with other meetings before planning a networking activity. Non-members that may be interested in privacy or the IAPP are welcome to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own expenses and no CPE credits are awarded.
  • Assist local KnowledgeNet Chapter chairs as needed
    • If an early career development meeting is scheduled for a chapter meeting, chairs are encouraged to reach out to their YPP and ask for insight.

The Call for Volunteers opens every September.



Listserve: This private listserve is just for KnowledgeNet Chapter Chairs and Young Privacy Professionals to communicate throughout the year and ask questions, get ideas, and share information. The IAPP will also use this to communicate with chapter volunteers about updates or helpful information. Email to start a conversation.


How to Apply

The IAPP accepts applications for Young Privacy Professionals every September through our Call for Volunteers. For more information, visit our Call for Volunteers FAQ, or contact for information on other volunteer opportunities.