Margaret Honda

Research Manager, IAPP

Margaret Honda is the research manager at the IAPP. In her current capacity, Margaret develops strategies for the IAPP suite of research products and is responsible for creating partnerships with higher education institutions. Her work focuses on identifying ways for IAPP members to effectively engage with our research and building strong relationships with privacy and data protection-focused academic programs in law, computer science, and business schools around the globe.

Before joining the IAPP, Margaret worked at the technology research firm, Forrester Research, where she spent 13 years in a variety of leadership roles focused on customer engagement strategies and working with executives in the fields of marketing and vendor management.

My Sessions

International Study: Benefits, Attributes and Habits of Mature Privacy and Data Protection Programs

Despite worldwide privacy regulations changing and security threats increasing, privacy and data protection programs are still maturing. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and FairWarning studied over 550 privacy and data protection programs to identify key attributes and habits of mature programs that could be used to help advance organizations' privacy efforts. This session will review the key findings and takeaways from the study including why data needs to be protected and the organizational benefits, attributes and habits of mature privacy and data protection programs.