In addition to his day job as Global Privacy Counsel, our own Peter Fleischer has just been elected to the board of the IAPP -- the world’s largest association of privacy professionals, with more than 3,000 members across 23 countries. We're pleased for this recognition, as Peter's work in privacy over the last decade mirrors a real evolution in the profession. Today, privacy is universally viewed as a key corporate goal, and privacy officers are responsible for creating a culture of respect for privacy inside their companies.

We're excited that Peter will have the chance to continue his contributions to the discussion of privacy issues through his role with the IAPP. The organization provides a forum for privacy professionals to share best practices, track trends, advance privacy management issues, and provide education and guidance on opportunities in the field of privacy. Our congratulations to Peter and others joining the board for their work in this important area.