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Privacy in US Law Schools: An IAPP Westin Center Report

In this research project, the first of its kind, the IAPP set out to better understand how privacy is taught at American Bar Association–accredited U.S. law schools. We have tiered schools according to their curriculum offerings in privacy law. For purposes of this project, we defined “privacy law” narrowly, excluding more general courses in cybersecurity or law and technology, and focusing strictly on courses in privacy, information privacy or a close equivalent. Read More

GDPR Genius

This interactive tool provides IAPP members ready access to critical GDPR resources — enforcement precedent, interpretive guidance, expert analysis and more — all in one location. Read More

White Paper – California's Consumer Privacy Act: Three requirements for effective compliance

(September 2019) – Perhaps the greatest threat companies face under the CCPA are data access demands from residents and forthcoming litigation driven by the plaintiffs’ bar. Unlike the GDPR, which specifically applies to information that directly or indirectly identifies the consumer, CCPA applies to any data that can be directly or indirectly associated with a consumer or household, a much broader definition of personal information. Read More

2019 Privacy Tech Vendor Report

The privacy tech vendor market continues to mature as more organizations around the world adopt products and services that help automate and streamline necessary functions for the privacy office and enterprise as a whole. Since the last iteration of the IAPP Privacy Tech Vendor Report at the end of 2018, dozens of new vendors have entered the marketplace. Many of these vendors are startups backed by angel or venture capital funding. Other more established organizations are also getting into th... Read More

Big Tech’s Shift to Privacy

An overview of the technology sector’s public expressions of privacy initiatives and values. Privacy is top-of-mind for technology companies and their consumers. Since Facebook’s data-sharing practices came under scrutiny following reporting on Cambridge Analytica, consumers and legislators have sharpened their interest in big tech’s use of data. In response, many companies continue to review, refine, and clarify their data practices for the benefit of consumers. Some of that clarification come... Read More

2019 IAPP Privacy Professionals Salary Survey — Executive Summary

IAPP members can click here to access the full survey. The privacy profession has been growing steadily since its inception, but it exploded in the last two years. With the coming into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 and the impending legislative reforms in Washington and some U.S. states, privacy and data protection professionals have never been busier — or more in demand. Chief privacy officers command an impressive $200,000 median salary in 2019 — $212,000 for tho... Read More

IAPP infographic: FTC-Facebook vs. largest global privacy and security fines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's fine of Facebook for $5 billion is the largest ever global enforcement fine for privacy violations to date, and according to the IAPP Westin Research Center, is more than twice the total number of global privacy and data security regulatory fines in history. This infographic compares the fine of Facebook to other global enforcement fines for privacy violations to date. Read More

White Paper – Implementing the CCPA: A Guide for Global Business

(September 2019) – This book aims to help the person who is leading a business’s CCPA efforts so they can have a handle on what is necessary to comply and make risk-based choices about how best to proceed. The point is to help companies that do not wish to be the target of class-action activity after the CCPA’s January 1, 2020, effective date to avoid becoming “low-hanging fruit." Read More