MDanny picarch 7, 2013

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

Washington, DC – March 7, 2013 – Today the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) announced that the recipient for the 2013 Privacy Leadership Award is Daniel Weitzner, director and co-founder of the MIT Decentralized Information Group, and former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House. Weitzner was recognized for his work and active leadership role in the development of Internet public policy. The award is given each year to a trailblazer in the field of privacy and data protection who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to furthering privacy policy, promoting recognition of privacy issues, and advancing the growth and visibility of the privacy profession.

“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.”

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