Data protection is a complex endeavor that requires specialized legal, practical, operational, and technical knowledge, as well as the skill and relevant education to apply knowledge correctly.
Access and privacy practitioners must be keen to legislative changes, technological advancements, and societal expectations to succeed and to enable the organizations they represent to comply with a growing and ever-changing body of regulatory requirements.
PACC tracks privacy, access and data protection laws, practices, and trends; provides members of the data protection community with opportunities for discussion, networking, and relationship building; empowers professionals to share knowledge, ideas and expertise with one another; and operates as a clearinghouse for individuals, organizations, and the media looking for resources, information, and speakers on issues related to privacy, access-to-information, data governance, and the impacts that emerging laws and technologies have on privacy and access rights and responsibilities.
PACC delivers relevant regulatory news and reliable resources to help busy practitioners build their professional brand and succeed in their careers, as well as informational and educational resources for those who need a deeper understanding of key topics. PACC also helps connect data protection jobseekers with potential employment and career opportunities.
As the need for well-qualified data protection professionals continues to grow around the world, PACC and its members are increasingly engaged in developing standards of competency and promoting a competent data protection workforce.
PACC also created and continues to offer the only professional credential that is designed for both access and privacy professionals; that is applicable to the public, private, and non-profit sectors; and that is not an exam-based program.
PACC works to advance the data protection profession in many ways. PACC helps access and privacy professionals effectively communicate the vital role they play, and PACC gives them a voice in important conversations within their organizations and beyond as they are increasingly being called upon to play leading roles.