The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has named Jennifer Barrett Glasgow - head of Acxiom’s Global Public Policy and Privacy Group - as the winner of its 2011 Privacy Vanguard Award.

The IAPP award honours privacy professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, knowledge and creativity in privacy and data protection, whether through spearheading projects or programmes that positively impact the privacy profession or through achievements over the course of an entire tenure or career. The IAPP Board of Directors’ Executive Committee selects the recipient from a distinguished list of nominees.

Glasgow is “viewed as an expert and balanced voice in the privacy field”, the IAPP said. In 1991, Acxiom - a recognised leader in marketing services and technology - named Glasgow as the first Chief Privacy Officer in the US, marking the beginning of Acxiom’s initiatives to safeguard consumer privacy. Having joined in 1973, Glasgow has worked in nearly every team in the company related to involvement in regulatory initiatives and continuous peer mentoring around privacy and data governance.

“Jennifer’s tireless work and deep expertise have helped advance and influence global data protection in tangible ways,” said IAPP Chairman Bojana Bellamy, director of data privacy at Accenture. “The field will continue to benefit from her leadership, and this IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award reflects the appreciation of her peers.”

Acxiom Chief Executive Officer Scott Howe added: “We are extremely proud of Jennifer’s leadership as an advocate for both the industry and the consumer. She has put Acxiom at the forefront of data privacy matters and has developed one of the most advanced and robust privacy programmes in the world that helps guide our worldwide clients to compliant and improved business results.”

Published on: 10:08AM on 19th September 2011