The International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP/US Certification


Privacy issues have become increasingly important for organizations in recent years. While events such as Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations in 2013 began a conversation around privacy concerns, the more recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle as well as the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have once again pushed that conversation back into the public consciousness.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education in the area of data privacy. It offers a variety of privacy certifications, including the popular CIPP/US certification. The IAPP is the most revered of privacy organizations and has had some prestigious board members over the years, including Kalinda Raina, head of global privacy for LinkedIn, and Peter Lefkowitz, the current chairman of IAPP and chief privacy and digital risk officer for Citrix.

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What is the CIPP/US certification?

The Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) is a highly respected certification that shows the world you are a high-caliber privacy professional. CIPP/US certification is viewed as the global standard in privacy qualifications. The certification itself has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 17024:2012, which indicates that the certification is of high quality.

Holding a CIPP/US certification demonstrates that you have a broad understanding of U.S. privacy laws and regulations and how, when and why they should be applied. This includes U.S. workforce privacy, marketing privacy laws and U.S. federal laws on data protection. The CIPP/US certification also demonstrates that you have an understanding of jurisdictional laws and how privacy impacts data flows across jurisdictions. The IAPP ensures that the certification always reflects, as fully as possible, changes in privacy laws and the data privacy landscape.

CIPP/US certification lasts for two years from the day (Read more...)

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