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.

What is this GDPR?

GDPR awareness guideYou may have heard of the European Union’s 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 topic page to view an extensive curation of news, resources, tools and more covering the GDPR.

Click here to view.

IAPP White Papers, Reports, Surveys

The IAPP produces an extensive amount of white papers, reports and surveys covering all aspects of the privacy space. Below you can find the seven white papers that make up the IAPP’s Privacy 101 white paper series.








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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Defining privacy


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

Check it out here

Getting started in privacy law?


This updating report by the IAPP’s Westin Research Center provides an overview of privacy education at U.S. law schools accredited by the American Bar Association.

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Additionally, you can click here to view the IAPP’s “How to get started in privacy law” tipsheet. (PDF)

data protection help for small & medium businesses

The IAPP has published this page to help small and medium businesses navigate the privacy and data protection space.

Check it out here.

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

IAPP Web Conferences

Get smart on the latest and greatest in privacy—right from the comfort of your own desk. Listen in to hear the experts discuss the topics you need to know about and get your questions answered.

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Interested in Privacy Careers?

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

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