The Data Privacy Alliance includes organizations and individuals who work to with various stakeholders to develop balanced approaches to security and privacy by advocating for uniform, appropriate legal and regulatory data privacy and security standards. By joining DPA, you will be afforded the opportunity to influence important legislative and regulatory changes that impact the collection and maintenance of sensitive data, while obtaining access to data privacy and security expertise and training, updates on the status of current state and federal regulations, and access to state and federal decision makers.

We offer several membership tiers to fit your individual goals. For more information on joining, please email

Reasons to Join The DPA

  • Opportunity to influence important legislative and regulatory changes that impact how you collect and maintain sensitive data.
  • Access to data privacy and security expertise and training on industry standards and opportunities to mitigate risk.
  • Receive frequent status updates on the state and federal legislation, regulations, and relevant agency guidance.
  • Access to the REAL State and Federal decision makers on data privacy and security policy:
    • Committee Chairs both in State Legislatures and in Congress
    • Program & Counsel, and Central Staff in the Legislature and Committee Staff in Congress
    • Key State and Federal Regulatory Decision Makers like the New York State Department of Financial Services
    • Key Executive Chamber Advisors in New York State

Why Focus on Data Privacy and Security Now?

Data privacy and security is a critical issue impacting industry from all sectors in every state.  In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in data privacy legislation and court actions on a state, federal, and global level. At a global level, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changed the way international companies could collect, process, and share information. 

At the state level, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) has had far-reaching impacts on businesses well beyond those based in California.  New York also passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security(SHIELD) Act, which required significant operational changes for businesses that were less regulated than industries such as health care and banking.  It is clear that all businesses – regardless of sector – have a direct stake in the policy dialogues shaping new privacy legislation.  DPA members recognize the value of participating in this dialogue early and often.