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.

Joanne McNabb, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT

Director of Privacy Education & Policy, Office of the Attorney General
California Department of Justice

Joanne McNabb became Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit protects Californians’ constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy through civil enforcement of state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters.

McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology.  She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy.

From 2001 until 2012, McNabb was chief of the California Office of Privacy Protection, which was a resource and advocate on privacy issues. Before that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors, including five years with an international marketing company in France.  She attended Occidental College and holds a master’s degree in Medieval Literature from the University of California, Davis.