October 1, 2013

Top Privacy Innovators Awarded for Unique Programs by the International Association of Privacy Professionals

Johnson & Johnson, Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network and Considerati Receive HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards

Seattle, WA – October 1, 2013 – The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest organization of privacy professionals in the world, today announced the recipients of the 11th annual HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards: Johnson & Johnson, Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network and Considerati. The award winners were recognized at the IAPP Privacy Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2013 IAPP Privacy Academy in Seattle, Washington.

The HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation awards honor unique programs and services that integrate global privacy and data protection, while adding value to the private and public sectors. Nominees are judged from a broad field of entries and selected by a panel of private- and public-sector privacy experts.

“The HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Awards represent advancement, vision and originality. The IAPP is proud to recognize these organizations for their commitment to innovation and to the privacy industry. In addition to those we are formally recognizing with this award, we saw an array of programs and services that would benefit the industry, which is a true testament of the interest we are seeing in online privacy,” said Trevor Hughes, CIPP, president and CEO of the IAPP. 

“Each year it’s an honor to sponsor an award that recognizes organizations that are implementing programs to help further advance approaches to privacy and security, while benefiting consumers,” said Scott Taylor, CIPP/US, vice president and chief privacy officer for Hewlett-Packard Company. “These organizations are adding unique value to a landscape that is continually evolving and facing many challenges.”

  • In the large organization category (more than 5,000 employees), Johnson & Johnson was awarded for development of the EEA Interactive Privacy Tool (IPT), which was designed to provide all Johnson & Johnson employees with guidance on processing personal data in the European Economic Area.
    • With more than 128,000 employees worldwide, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of healthcare products and provider of related services for consumer healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The IPT has become an authoritative source for EEA privacy requirements and is used as a reference point for EEA data protection requirements. It has also broadened the data protection knowledge base of Johnson & Johnson, including leadership supporting the EEA region.
  • The winner in the small organization category (fewer than 5,000 employees) is Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network for the creation of the CPCSSN privacy program, the first of its kind in Canada, and possibly North America.
    • Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is a collaborative research project involving primary care physicians (Sentinels) and primary care practice based research networks (PC-PBRNs) across Canada, hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. With funding from Public Health Agency of Canada and Canada Health Infoway, CPCSSN established a network of 10 PC-PBRNs across ten distinct regional and federal privacy jurisdictions to create a national health data platform for local to national longitudinal public health surveillance and research in chronic health conditions impacting a third of Canadians. It also developed interactive software for participating physicians to use CPCSSN data with practice data for quality improvement feedback.
  • Considerati <> received honors in the innovative privacy technology category for the development of the A free platform that offers three tools to organizations and (semi-) governments to support them in investigating their level of compliance with current privacy legislation. It also measures the possible risks of non-compliance with the upcoming European Privacy Regulation.
    • Considerati is a consultancy firm in the field of IT law and policy, primarily specialized in informing and supporting (semi-) governments and private organizations on the implementation of privacy legislation. Considerati believes that organizations profit from a strong privacy policy and encourages its clients to strive toward full privacy compliance, which is why they created the platform—a stepping-stone for organizations to create awareness for the importance of privacy on board level.

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at  


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Tara Mulcahy
Edelman on behalf of International Association of Privacy Professionals