Milestones 2012

Milestones in Privacy

On January 25, 2012, the European Commission releases the Data Protection Directive, a proposal to reform the EU’s 1995 data protection framework, after years of public consultations and dialogue. 

Wyndham Worldwide seeks dismissal of an FTC complaint on the grounds that the FTC overstepped its authority by using its consumer protection powers to regulate cybersecurity. 

On February 23, 2012 the White House releases the “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights”, a set of guidelines to improve online consumer privacy while ensuring the Internet remains a forum for economic growth.

IAPP Milestones

The IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit is again held in Washington, DC in March, drawing the largest gathering of privacy professionals in the world.

Former Privacy Commissioner of Australia Malcolm Crompton is honored at the Summit with the 2012 Privacy Leadership Award for his significant achievements and forward thinking on the handling and governance of personal information.

In March 2012, the IAPP reaches 10,000 members.

On April 25–26 IAPP Europe launches its first UK conference, the Data Protection Intensive.

In spring 2012 the IAPP begins offering computer-based testing for its certification programs in more than 600 locations around the world.

The IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2012—the largest Symposium to date—is held in Toronto, May 9–11.

The Practical Privacy Series visits Chicago and New York with Data Breach, Financial Services and an all-new Marketing and Advertising program. The Practical Privacy Series: Government returns to Washington, DC on December 3–4.

The Privacy Academy is held in California at the San Jose Convention Center on October 10–11 in conjunction with the Privacy Dinner and Navigate.

Sandra R. Hughes, CIPP/US, is awarded the 2012 IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award for her effectiveness in developing a model to operationalize privacy and ethics across a multinational enterprise.

The IAPP presents Privacy Innovation Awards to Vodafone, Alberta Pensions Services Corporation, Compliance Consulting and Resources, and Oculis Labs at the annual IAPP Privacy Dinner.

The annual IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress is held in Brussels, Belgium on November 13–15.

The IAPP reaches over 5,000 CIPPs.

J. Trevor Hughes, the first and only president & CEO of the IAPP, celebrates 10 years of leadership.

On October 31, 2012 the IAPP is recognized by Business NH Magazine as the coolest medium-sized company for young professionals to work for in New Hampshire.

IAPP Executive Committee:

Jeff Green, CIPP/C, Vice President, Global Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer, Royal Bank of Canada

Vice Chairman
Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Lael Bellamy, CIPP/US, Chief Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, ING U.S.

Scott Taylor, CIPP/US, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company

President & CEO
J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP/US, IAPP

IAPP Board of Directors:

Allen Brandt, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Corporate Counsel, Chief Privacy Official, Graduate Management Admission Council

Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Esq., CIPP/US, Senior Advisor, Treliant Risk Advisor

James Byrne, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT, Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Stanley W. Crosley, Esq., CIPP/US, Director, IU CLEAR Health Information, Crosley Law Offices, LLC

Michelle Dennedy, CIPP/US, Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee, Inc.

Marc Groman, CIPP/US, Executive Director & General Counsel, Network Advertising Initiative

Kenneth P. Mortensen, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/G, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, CVS Caremark Corporation

Lisa J. Sotto, Esq., Partner & Head, Privacy and Information Management Practice, Hunton and Williams LLP

Florian Thoma, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Chief Data Protection Officer, Siemens AG

Richard Thomas, CBE LLD, UK Information Commissioner (2002-9)

Henriette Tielemans, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP

Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, Partner and Head of Privacy and Information Law Group, Field Fisher Waterhouse, LLP

Kirk J. Nahra, CIPP/US, Ex Officio Board Member and Managing Editor of The Privacy Advisor, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP