Introduction to Resource Center

Introduction to Privacy  •  Digital Brochure  •  Benchmarking Reports

Tools & Trackers   •   Research & Expert Guidance   •   Topic Pages

The IAPP Resource Center provides all the privacy tools and information you need in one easy-to-find place, serving as a go-to for industry guidance, expert knowledge and analysis of all things privacy. Including a privacy glossary, directory of data protection authorities from around the world, privacy vendor list, and examples of privacy-related organizational policies, the IAPP Resource Center is there to help you get the job done. This page provides an overview of the IAPP's Resource Center offerings. 

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New to the industry of privacy? Check out these 101-level resources to gain a high-level awareness of the laws, job and the IAPP.

The IAPP regularly publishes benchmarking reports that track the progress of important topics, like data governance strategies, salary and organizational structure, as well as the privacy technology vendor landscape.

IAPP Privacy Professionals Salary Survey
In this biennial survey, privacy professionals can learn how they stack up among their peers by job title, geographic region, industry, number of rungs away from the CEO and other factors.

IAPP Annual Governance Report
The IAPP annually surveys a broad spectrum of privacy professionals across the globe, resulting in an authoritative look at how the job of privacy is done, with documentation of average budgets, staff sizes, program priorities and much more.

Privacy Tech Vendor Report
Twice a year, the IAPP updates its “Privacy Tech Vendor Report,” offering insight into the market and a directory of vendors, large and small, that offer various types of privacy technology solutions.

The IAPP develops and maintains a variety of tools to help members keep up with the rapid developments in privacy and their impact on business and the profession, from global privacy legislation comparisons to enforcement trackers to directories and glossaries.

US State Comprehensive Privacy Law Comparison
The IAPP’s state law comparison tracker consists of proposed and enacted comprehensive privacy bills from across the U.S. to aid our members’ efforts to stay abreast of the changing state-privacy landscape.

GDPR Genius
The “GDPR Genius” is an interactive tool that provides IAPP members with access to critical EU General Data Protection Regulation–related resources, by mapping requirements to relevant recitals, EU and member state guidance, relevant court cases, enforcement actions, and other resources and tools.

CCPA Genius
The “CCPA Genius” is an interactive tool that provides IAPP members with access to California Consumer Privacy Act–related resources by mapping the statutory requirements to the proposed regulations, the 2020 ballot initiative “CCPA 2.0,” and other resources and tools.

Global Privacy and Data Protection Enforcement Database
The IAPP’s “Global Privacy and Data Protection Enforcement Database” is a collection of enforcement actions from all over the world.

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

FTC Casebook
The “FTC Casebook” collates, organizes, indexes, tags and annotates the body of FTC privacy and data security jurisprudence — and makes it available for you to search and use.

Data Protection Authorities
The IAPP “Data Protection Authorities” directory is the most comprehensive list of DPAs we’ve ever compiled with more than 150 enforcement authorities listed. The information included consists of websites, head authorities, data protection legislation and contact info.

Privacy Vendor List
The IAPP “Privacy Vendor List” offers information on organizations that can help you protect data, meet regulatory requirements, respond to breaches, set policies and more.

The IAPP’s research team writes and publishes original research on topics that are top of mind for those working in or closely following privacy today. Our expert guidance comes in a variety of formats, including white papers, frameworks to help guide decision-making, infographics and LinkedIn Live commentary.

White Papers
Research papers that aim to educate our members about a specific privacy issue, expand on a recent news announcement, and provide perspective on the operational impacts of privacy developments.

Find all the IAPP research reports in one location, and get the information you need on the industry of privacy.

The IAPP regularly conducts a variety of surveys of privacy professionals and organizations around the world — from California Consumer Privacy Act readiness to salary surveys. Find them all in one place in the Resource Center.

IAPP Books (Training and Non-Training)
The IAPP produces electronic and hard copy books, often used as additional resources to aid in exam preparation and for use as a general reference. Additionally, the IAPP co-authors books with outside experts covering privacy-related topics and data protection laws and standards.

Browse published content by popular privacy terms and topics.

  • COVID-19
  • EU ePrivacy Regulation
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • EU-US Privacy Shield
  • California Consumer Privacy Act
  • Financial Technology
  • DPO Toolkit
  • Geolocation
  • The Industry of Privacy
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Accountability
  • How to Build a Privacy Program
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Organizational Privacy Policies
  • Building Your Career
  • Data Protection and Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Brexit
  • Privacy in Education
  • Cloud Computing
  • Responding to a Breach
  • Crafting a Privacy Notice
  • Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Cross-Device Tracking
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Deidentification
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Encryption
  • US Government
  • Workplace Privacy