Published: February 2018
At a meeting in Vancouver in February 2018, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates voted to approve a resolution on the IAPP's Privacy Law Specialist accreditation. Under U.S. law, attorneys have the right to advertise that they specialize in a particular field of law if they are certified as such by a “bona fide” organization. At the meeting of the Standing Committee on Specialization, Chair Barb Howard moved for support of the IAPP’s program and gave strong remarks in favor of it. Three delegates spoke against the resolution, each of them asserting that the definition of “privacy law” was too broad and would be confusing to members of the public. But in the end, the resolution passed.