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IAPP Announces Inaugural Class of Annual Westin Scholar Award Recipients

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (June 24, 2021) - The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, announced the inaugural class of the annual Westin Scholar Award recipients. The launch of the award program was announced in December of 2020, as part of the IAPP’s 20th anniversary. The program serves to advance the IAPP’s mission to define, promote and improve the privacy profession globally and pay homage to the late Dr. Alan Westin.

 

The inaugural class of award recipients consists of 29 students from all around the world. The full list of students can be viewed here.

 

“The industry of privacy is fast growing and constantly evolving. We’ve created this program as a way to put the privacy profession at the forefront of students’ minds as they explore potential career opportunities,” said J. Trevor Hughes, IAPP President and CEO. “Congratulations to our inaugural class of Westin Scholar Award recipients. We look forward to seeing the good work we know you will bring to the privacy field.”

 

The full list of the institutions participating in the Westin Scholar Award program can be viewed here.

 

Participating institutions selected one student to receive the award and the following:

 

● A $1,000 cash award
● A copy of the book “Privacy and Freedom”, by Dr. Alan Westin
● 2 years of membership with the IAPP
● 3 complimentary exams for IAPP certifications (CIPP, CIPM, CIPT)
● Unlimited access to online training for recipient’s selected IAPP certification exams

 

To be considered for inclusion, a school may reach out directly IAPP’s Research Manager, Margaret Honda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

For more information regarding the Awards and the requirements, please visit: www.iapp.org/westin-research-center/higher-education/.

 

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, promote and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at iapp.org.