There are 38,000 data privacy professionals across the globe but the scope of the GDPR will require 75,000 or more.

Top 3 Ways To Fill The Privacy Gap 

  • As of this past February, the ABA is now recognizing Privacy as a specialty law practice—the ABA has only recognized 15 in history. This is a big win for the IAPP and shows how serious people are about the growth of the industry.
  • Privacy professionals need to be created rather than found as there are not enough professionals to fill the gap. Peter Lefkowitz, Director of the IAPP and Chief Privacy & Digital Risk Officer at Citrix, made the suggestion to search laterally within compliance, legal, and security divisions for candidates to train internally and through the IAPP.
  • The IAPP is launching privacy engineering workshops for hands-on technical info security engineers.