IIIT Delhi Student Receives IAPP Annual Westin Scholar Award

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology student, Samiya Caur, B.Tech Class of 2021, has been awarded the 2021 IAPP Westin Scholar Award.

The Westin Scholar Awards pay homage to the late Alan Westin, a foundational voice in the field of privacy and data protection. 

With the growing need for well-qualified privacy and data protection professionals, the annual Westin Scholar Awards were created by the International Association of Privacy Professionals to support students who are identified as future leaders in the field of privacy and data protection. 

As a participating Westin Scholar Award school, IIITD’s Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru “PK” has selected Samiya Caur to receive this year’s award in recognition of her contribution, enthusiasm, and excitement around the topic of privacy in his class CSE648: Privacy and Security in Online Social Media. 

Samiya Caur will be awarded the following:

  • ·A $1,000 cash award
  • ·A copy of the book “Privacy and Freedom”, by Alan Westin
  • ·2 years of membership with the IAPP
  • ·3 complimentary exams for IAPP certifications (CIPP, CIPM, CIPT)
  • ·Unlimited access to online training for recipient’s selected IAPP certification exams

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