Milton Sutton earns the only accredited global certification in U.S. privacy law

Columbus Senior Associate Milton Sutton has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential, the global standard in privacy certification. He joins the ranks of thousands of professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more certifications by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and among them, FBT Members Jane Shea, Melissa Kern and Michael Nitardy.

The CIPP/US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations, as well as an understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions. Originally launched in 2004 as the first professional certification ever offered in information privacy, the CIPP has become the preeminent credential in the field. It’s also the single largest educational program by the IAPP.

Data privacy law refers to laws that concern the regulation, storage and use of personal information about individuals that is collected by governments, private organizations and businesses. Countries all over the world have developed comprehensive laws and regulations to protects their citizens from the misuse or disclosure of such information.

About the IAPP

The IAPP was founded in 2000 as a not-for-profit organization to help define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. In today’s marketplace, data breach, identity theft and loss of customer trust are imminent threats to organizations of all sizes. As the risks associated with data continue to skyrocket, the IAPP offers a full suite of educational and professional development services, as well as conferences related to privacy policy and practice.