Professional associations can offer several benefits to its members including networking opportunities, professional development, certifications, advocacy and thought leadership, and job opportunities. These associations typically serve as a central hub for professionals in the privacy field, they may also work to advance the interest of the privacy industry by influencing policy decisions or promoting legislation that supports privacy.
Here is a list of professional associations and organizations that seek to further the privacy industry.
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) – a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data.
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – a professional membership organization committed to the advancement of digital trust by empowering IS/IT professionals to grow their skills and knowledge in audit, cybersecurity, emerging tech and more.
Privacy International (PI) – a non-profit company dedicated to protect democracy, defend people’s dignity, and demand accountability from institutions that breach public trust.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) – a nonprofit research center established in 1994 to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age.
World Privacy Forum – a nonprofit, non-partisan public interest research group focused on conducting in-depth research, analysis, and consumer education in the area of data privacy and data governance, and focuses on pressing and emerging issues.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – an international non-profit that defends digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
National Cybersecurity Alliance a non-profit organization on a mission to create a more secure, interconnected world.