The Institute of Data Protection (IDP)

The IDP is the UK’s most forward-thinking organisation for data professionals.
We represent and support all our members, promoting the highest professional standards surrounding data protection and privacy issues.

We are the UK’s most forward-thinking professional data protection body

The Institute of Data Protection was created in response to a genuine concern about the conduct of data protection and cybersecurity professionals.

We believe that data protection and privacy is vital to protect people’s interests, which is why we work all over the world to promote the data protection profession and campaign to make society fairer and far more transparent.

Our membership numbers are growing fast worldwide.

Our members are amongst the world’s best-qualified and highly regarded professionals – and they work in every sector imaginable.

At the IDP we are constantly connecting with businesses large and small, government departments, educational establishments and opinion formers. We are on top of emerging trends, legislation and legal requirements.

Because of all this, we are able to create an innovative, strategic-thinking data protection our fast-changing world needs.

The IDP is now recognised as THE authoritative voice of the industry, with its members providing a reputable and ethical service.

We strive to create a greater public and media awareness of data protection services and to raise standards across the industry.

We also aim to enhance the overall image of our industry.

Data protection and privacy is an area where consumers have the strongest need for a supervised body to ensure regulation is adhered to and that data is ultimately protected. That is where the IDP step in.

Consumers need to have confidence that a Code of Practice will deliver what it promises and the Institute of Data Protection was set up as an independent mechanism to enforce this Code of Practice.


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The Institute of Data Protection (IDP) is one of the most forward-thinking and advanced learning programmes available for data protection professionals.