IAPP Announces Recipient of the 2013 Privacy Leadership Award
Former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy Daniel Weitzner Honored with International Association of Privacy Professionals 2013 Privacy Leadership Award
“Daniel Weitzner is a global leader in Internet policy and his dedication throughout the years has significantly driven the privacy profession forward,” said IAPP Chairman and Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US. “It’s an honor to recognize his pioneering work including his leadership with both the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), CDT (Center for Democracy and Technology) and W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), as well as his lead role in developing the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.”
Weitzner accepted the award at the IAPP’s annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, the world’s largest privacy conference, where privacy professionals from around the world gathered to listen to renowned privacy experts speak and share insights on timely privacy topics, challenges and inventive concepts for continuing to move the profession ahead.
“I am honored to receive this award from the IAPP, an organization whose members and staff have long been on the forefront of advancing strong privacy practices,” said Weitzner. “My goal is to continue to work for public understanding of law, technology and social practice that can advance privacy, freedom, human dignity and innovation in our growing global information society.”