Authorities and staff also participate in other networks of various kinds.

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Description: Founded in 2000, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has become the largest global privacy community, helping privacy practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data.

The IAPP is a not-for-profit association with a mission to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. It is based in the USA but has branches or affiliates in several other regions.

The IAPP is responsible for developing credentialing programmes in information privacy: the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). The CIPP, CIPM and CIPT are privacy certifications for professionals around the world who serve the data protection, information auditing, information security, legal compliance and/or risk management needs of their organizations.

In addition, the IAPP offers educational and professional development services and holds annual conferences for the discussion and debate of issues related to privacy policy and practice.

Relationship with GPA: A number of GPA member authorities maintain IAPP memberships for the benefit of their staff and many commissioners and staff participate in IAPPs many conferences and workshops. Some DPA staff gain IAPP credentials. IAPP sometimes runs events for GPA member commissioners or coordinates its events with the GPA annual meeting. The IAPP sometimes sponsors functions at the annual conference.

Website: IAPP maintains a website.

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)

Description: WorldLII differs from the other networks in that it is not a network of privacy and data protection authorities. It is a collaboration of multiple Legal Information Institutes. The relevance to GPA is that WorldLII maintains an online International Privacy Law Library to which GPA members can upload case reports.

Relationship with GPA: GPA adopted a Resolution on Case Reporting at the 31st Conference that encouraged members to deposit their case reports in a central repository, naming WorldLII’s International Privacy Law Library as a suitable repository. WorldLII has published an open offer to publish decisions of GPA member authorities in the International Privacy Law Library. Many GPA member authorities upload their case reports to the library.

Website: The International Privacy Law Library is available on the WorldLII website.