By Jennifer L. Saunders

The search is underway for the 2011 HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards and IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award winners, to be announced at this year’s Privacy Dinner during the IAPP Privacy Academy 2011 in Dallas, TX, September 14-16.

The goal of these awards is to honor the members of the international community who have made significant contributions to the privacy field.

While the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards focus on recognizing small, medium and large organizations that have demonstrated the most effective integration of privacy programs in the preceding year, the IAPP Vanguard Award honors the privacy professional who has demonstrated exemplary knowledge and leadership.

The individual and organizations selected for this year’s honors will follow in the footsteps of Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, who was named 2010 Privacy Vanguard, and Symcor, Minnesota Privacy Consultants and Microsoft, which received the 2010 HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards during the 10th Anniversary Privacy Dinner.

Developed and launched in 2003 as a catalyst for organizations to focus on privacy integration, the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award recognizes unique public- and private-sector programs and services in global privacy and data protection.

The IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award is given each year to the individual privacy professional who best demonstrates outstanding leadership, knowledge and creativity in the field of privacy and data protection. All nominees must be IAPP members, and candidates may self-nominate or be recommended by their peers.

The deadline for nominations for this year’s awards is August 19.


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