March 8, 2012

IAPP Announces Recipient of the 2012 Privacy Leadership Award


Former Privacy Commissioner of Australia Malcolm Crompton Honored with International Association of Privacy Professionals 2012 Privacy Leadership Award

Washington, DC—March 8, 2012—Malcolm Crompton, managing director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd.  and former privacy commissioner of Australia, today received the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) 2012 Privacy Leadership Award for his significant achievements and forward thinking on the handling and governance of personal information. The award recognizes a leader in the field of privacy and data protection who demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering privacy policy, promoting recognition of privacy issues and advancing the growth and visibility of the privacy profession.

Crompton accepted the award at the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, where privacy professionals from around the world have convened with leaders from government, academia and industry to discuss the privacy challenges facing society and the privacy profession. The not-for-profit IAPP is the world’s largest association for the privacy profession.

“Malcolm Crompton has been a pioneer and motivational force for furthering privacy and developing the privacy profession,” said IAPP President and CEO Trevor Hughes. “He has consistently and effectively been a champion for privacy and accountability in Australia and around the world, and today we recognize his tremendous work and many years of leadership.”

Crompton is founder of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd., a company that provides high-level advice to private- and public-sector organizations on building trust, data governance, personal information privacy and identity management. He was Australia’s privacy commissioner from 1999-2004. During his tenure, he led the implementation of the law that extended the Privacy Act to the private sector and established the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner as a separate regulatory body. He hosted the 25th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Sydney in 2003.

Crompton has provided thought leadership worldwide and consulted on the development and introduction of user-controlled identity management for over a dozen years. He has been one of the pioneers in implementing Privacy Impact Assessment in Australia, the introduction of Privacy by Design and building privacy into shared electronic health records.

He has advised the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum regularly on implementation of the APEC privacy framework, and he has consulted to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He served on the IAPP’s board of directors from 2007-2011, and in 2008, he was the founding president of iappANZ, the IAPP’s Australia-New Zealand affiliate.

“I am privileged to receive this prestigious award from the IAPP,” said Crompton. “It is a true honor to be recognized by my peers and the association as a thought leader in the field of privacy. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the protection of privacy and user controlled identity management.”


About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with 10,000 members across 73 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at


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International Association of Privacy Professionals
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