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IIR National Privacy Innovation Awards 2016

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During the Data protection & privacy conference on 14 September 2016 in Amsterdam (Westcord Fashion Hotel), the IIR National Privacy Innovation Awards 2016 awarded. "The winners are important forerunners in a new industry in which the Netherlands can become an international Privacy Guide Country", said Privacy First founder Bas Filippini, chairman of the independent jury. As in 2015, Privacy First supports the IIR National Privacy Innovation Awards 2016 warmly and expect the ceremony to be a great success this year too.  

There are four categories for which entries can be nominated:

Business solutions category

Consumer solutions category

Government services category

Start-ups category

The Awards give a stage to companies and governments that see Privacy Innovation as an opportunity to distinguish themselves positively. Up to eight companies/governments working on privacy innovation projects may free to the congress come and stand a chance to win one of the titles!

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IIR is looking for original, innovative and promising Privacy Innovation Projects (a product, process, procedure or service). It is a prerequisite that you are working on your innovation. You are past the idea stage and can already show something of the project in progress. With your project, you provide inspiration to other companies so that Privacy is not only seen as an obstacle, but above all as an opportunity!

The first selection consists of a screening on which the following will be dealt with:

(a) Having a privacy officer (FG, PO) in the organisation

(b) Application of a privacy policy

(c) Application of risk analysis(s)

(d) Privacy awareness in the organisation

(e) An insightful privacy policy and communication thereof

Then the contestants who are nominated are screened for things like:

f) Innovative ability: the product, process, procedure or service offers a privacy novelty and has not yet been technically and/or commercially proven in the market;

g) Social impact: the innovation contributes to privacy and benefits the protection of personal data and the individual;

h) Focus: the product, process, procedure or service adds significant value to the market/consumer;

i) Self-reliance: the product, process, procedure or service is economically viable within a realistic timeframe (approx. 3 years). There is a business model.

There is also the possibility that the jury will make an announced company visit to the nominee.

Determining the winner

Organisations may apply until 31 July 2016 for the Privacy Innovation Awards by sending an email with a brief explanation about the Privacy Innovation Project and answer to points a) to i) above to Jasper Savenije (IIR) at After 1 August 2016, you will hear whether you have secured a place at the Awards ceremony. You will then receive an invitation from IIR to prepare a short pitch during the conference.

Rules pitchIIR Privacy Innovation Awards

● Maximum 3 minutes

● You will use a Powerpoint presentation (up to 3 sheets)

● The presentation will include at least the following items:

    o Company name

    o Privacy project description

    o Target and results achieved.


The jury consists of independent privacy experts from various sectors:

> Bas Filippini, founder and chairman Privacy First (jury chairman)
> John Borking, Of Counsel, CMS, member of Advisory Board of EuroPriSe GmbH
> Paul Korremans, Data Protection & Security Professional, Comfort Information Architects
> Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Scientific Director, Privacy & Identity Lab.

To ensure that the election of the Awards is objective, the jury is not allowed to judge an entry from its own organisation.


Read HERE about the winners of the IIR National Privacy Innovation Awards 2015 and also watch the video impression below!