IAPP Privacy Academy 2013
  • I learned something valuable at every session, the networking opportunities were fantastic, and the keynote speakers were really great too.
  • The entire structure of the program is outstanding. Good speakers, great networking opportunities and good exhibits. One of the best conferences.
  • Very well organized, privacy-specific education, and great networking opportunities. Great educational resource as well.
  • Valuable information.
  • Maybe one of the best [experiences] I’ve had. Great to see some prior colleagues, and meet some new ones.
  • Great format and content.
  • I enjoyed the diversity of the speakers’ topics and professional backgrounds.
  • Hard choice to make for breakout sessions.
  • Overall experience was great!
  • The breakout sessions I attended were informative and interesting.
  • Fantastic gathering of privacy professionals.
  • Great topic range, knowledgeable and skilled professionals, great networking.
  • Solid conference. Great content and networking.

Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US

Chief Privacy Officer
Microsoft Corporation

Brendon Lynch is the chief privacy officer of Microsoft Corporation, where he has responsibilities for all aspects of Microsoft’s privacy approach, including privacy policy creation and implementation across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and engagement with external stakeholders.

Before joining Microsoft, Lynch led the privacy and risk solutions business at software maker Watchfire. Prior to entering the software industry in 2002, Lynch spent nine years in Europe and North America with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provided consulting services in relation to privacy and risk management.

Lynch serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a business degree from the University of Waikato, in his home country of New Zealand.