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Putting privacy law and policy to work
The IAPP offers the most encompassing, up-to-date and sought-after global training and certification program for privacy and data protection. The Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) helps organizations around the world bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices, and arms practitioners with the insight needed to add more value to their businesses.
Certified Information Privacy Professional
The “what” of privacy, and why you need it.
For more than 10 years, the CIPP has been recognized as the world’s preeminent credential in the business of privacy. Since its introduction in 2004, the CIPP has elevated the careers of thousands of professionals working in privacy and data protection across the globe.
There are four CIPP concentrations, each focused on a specific region. Learn more about them and see for yourself why the CIPP is the privacy industry’s leading credential.
How do we maintain the premier status of the CIPP credential?
Because we have access to the sharpest, most successful privacy lawyers and practitioners in the world, each of whom help shape and direct our curriculum to ensure it’s relevant and up to date. We’re pleased to count among our partners such prestigious firms as Fieldfisher, Bird & Bird, Wilson Sonsini, Covington and Burling, among others.
What can the CIPP do for you?
It will show the world that you know privacy laws and regulations and how to apply them, and that you know how to secure your place in the information economy. When you earn a CIPP credential, it means you’ve gained a foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice, including: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principals; legal requirements for handling and transferring data and more.