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.
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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.
What is this GDPR?
You 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.
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FEATURED WEB CONFERENCE: INTRODUCTION TO U.S. PRIVACY LAW
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
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.
Suggestions for Students Interested in Privacy Careers
IAPP members from a variety of disciplines share suggestions for students considering a career in privacy.
Getting started 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.
The IAPP Glossary is your go-to place to find definitions of important privacy terms.
Great stuff is happening—check it out
The Privacy Bar Section will hold a forum in conjunction with Europe Data Protection Congress workshops. Register today!
Call for speaking proposals is open! Submissions close September 16th.
The call for proposals is open!
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.