New to privacy? You're in the right place.

The IAPP is the world’s largest privacy association. We’re here to provide information and a community for people working with personal data, and those who are interested in making data privacy their career.

On this page, you’ll find articles and tools to help you get a basic understanding of the job of the privacy pro and data protection laws and practices around the globe.

Have a question not answered here? Feel free to reach out.

data protection help for small & medium businesses

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has published this tool to help small and medium businesses see what they’re doing right in terms of data protection practices, and what they need to get better at.

Check it out here.

What is this GDPR?

GDPR awareness guideYou may have heard the EU has a new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation. It’s got some pretty strict rules and a very broad reach. Check out the IAPP’s GDPR Awareness Guide to learn the basics.

Click on the image to download the pdf (671KB).

Privacy 101 white paper series


Privacy 101 white paper series




This free, hour-long web conference will provide a crash course in the legal foundations of privacy in the U.S. along with practical examples from the daily lives of privacy attorneys. Speakers: Ariel Brio, CIPP/US;  Arielle Brown, CIPP/US; and Kelsey Finch, CIPP/US; Moderated by IAPP Westin Fellow Cobun Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM

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how i got my start in privacy


This series from The Privacy Advisor, The IAPP’s flagship publication, features seasoned privacy professionals telling the story of how they got into the profession.

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Privacy 101 white paper series


Suggestions for Students Interested in Privacy Careers

IAPP members from a variety of disciplines share suggestions for students considering a career in privacy.

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Privacy 101 white paper series


Getting started in privacy law?

HowToGetIntoPrivacyLaw_IMGThis tip sheet from the IAPP offers ideas on how to increase your knowledge, visibility and marketability as you get started with a career in privacy law.

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find a job

The IAPP Job Board lists opportunities for privacy professionals all over the world and at all stages of their careers. Take a look and see if there’s a good fit for you.

IAPP Job Board

Privacy 101 white paper series


Defining privacy


The IAPP Glossary is your go-to place to find definitions of important privacy terms.

Check it out here

Privacy 101 white paper series


Privacy 101 white paper series


Great stuff is happening—check it out

IAPP Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum 2018

27 November
The Privacy Bar Section will hold a forum in conjunction with Europe Data Protection Congress workshops. Register today!

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2019

May 2-3
Call for speaking proposals is open! Submissions close September 16th.

IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019

May 23-24
The call for proposals is open!

Read up

Take a look at some great books that will help get you up-to-speed on some of the most pressing and interesting questions in privacy.

Intro-level privacy books

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