IAPP Announces Elevated Privacy Certification: Fellow of Information Privacy 

Distinction signifies to peers, leaders and clients a deep level of privacy knowledge and dedication

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – June 21, 2016The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, has announced the addition of a comprehensive designation called the Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). This designation signifies a heightened knowledge of privacy to develop new opportunities and industry recognition for privacy professionals across the globe.

The FIP designation is available to those who have earned a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) or Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), all of which are recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the gold standard accreditation of credentials for information privacy professionals.

Becoming an FIP demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of privacy laws, privacy program management and essential data protection practices through the successful completion of two IAPP credentials. The title elevates an individual’s professional profile as an experienced privacy professional, and opens doors to advisory board consideration, public speaking requests and industry-wide recognition.

“With the complex and ever-changing privacy landscape, we felt it imperative to provide professionals with an elevated designation for their efforts,” said the IAPP’s president and CEO, J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP. “Becoming an FIP signifies to peers, leaders and clients a deep level of privacy knowledge and dedication. It also opens new doors to professional achievements and career growth.”

Applications are reviewed by the Certification Department for satisfaction of the program requirements and applicants are notified of the results within four weeks. The FIP does not require recertification or additional fees. Privacy professionals interested in submitting for the FIP certification or learning more can visit IAPP’s website at https://iapp.org/certify/fip/.

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 25,000 members across 83 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.


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