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Partner Earns Third IAPP Designation

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The CIPP, CIPM, and CIPT designations are the most coveted privacy certifications available for data protection and information security professionals around the world.

Thomas & LoCicero PL is pleased to announce that Susan Tillotson Bunch, a partner practicing in its Tampa office has earned the Certified Information Privacy Technologist, “CIPT,” certification by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, “IAPP”. The CIPT designation demonstrates an understanding of critical privacy concepts and practices that impact Information Technology (IT), consumer privacy expectations and IT responsibilities. 

The "CIPT" certification also reflects expertise and knowledge in methods for “baking” privacy into the early stages of IT products and services, establishing best privacy practices for data collection and transfer, anticipating and preempting risks in the Internet of Things, and factoring privacy into data classification and emerging areas such as cloud computing, facial recognition and other biometrics in surveillance and marketing.

Ms. Bunch previously earned Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, “CIPP/US”, and Certified Information Privacy Management, “CIPM”, certifications from the IAPP. The IAPP’s certifications are accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

Many technology professionals are the arbiters of trust in today’s data-driven global economy.  Those who manage personal data help organizations address rapidly evolving privacy threats and mitigate the potential loss and misuse of information assets. The CIPP, CIPM, and CIPT designations are the most coveted privacy certifications available for thousands of professionals around the world who serve the data protection, information auditing, information security, legal compliance, and risk management needs of their organizations.

Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy professional globally. It is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy organization in the world, with more than 25,000 members across 83 countries. The CIPT designation is awarded to individuals that demonstrate, via experience, training and testing, mastery of privacy related laws and concepts, across all areas, for private sector entities in the United States.

With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known, respected and committed to free speech and a free press.  The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review.  At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.