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Maier Law Group Gains European Privacy Law Certification


Last year, I announced on my blog that I earned my Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). As many of you know, privacy law is the hottest new area of the law and covers anything relating to the protection of individual privacy or individually identifiable data (think health privacy, internet privacy, financial information privacy, etc.). To expand my privacy expertise to include the European Union (EU), I then studied for my CIPP/Europe (CIPP/E) privacy certification, and I'm happy to say that I have successfully added this certification to my credentials as well.

CIPP/E covers European data protection laws and industry-standard best practices for corporate compliance with these laws. It also addresses the European model for privacy enforcement. The areas where I’ve gained proficiency include:

  • Data protection concepts, principles and application, including processing criteria, obligations, data subject rights, confidentiality and security, notification requirements, international data transfers (think Safe Harbor and Corporate Binding Rules), and supervision and enforcement
  • European data protection practices related to employment, surveillance in the workplace, and direct marketing to EU citizens
  • Internet technology and communications, including cloud computing, search engines and social networking.

My CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications represent my dedication to understanding internet and general privacy laws on a global level. Hot topics that have already rendered my CIPP/E credential useful include how to digitally market to the EU and how to transfer data from the EU to the US or other jurisdiction. If you’re interested in learning more about how the European privacy laws affect your business, reach out to me at