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IAPP Debuts the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Feb. 7, 2017The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, announced today its latest certification, the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A). The CIPP/A exam is now available for scheduling at


Developed in response to significant data protection developments unfolding across Asia, the CIPP/A helps professionals understand  the scope, application and core principles of privacy laws  in Singapore, Hong Kong and India. The CIPP/A will equip professionals who work or do business in Asia with insight into the rights of data subjects in the region and the latest requirements for vendor management, data transfers, and the enforcement landscape.


“It’s an exciting time to be in privacy as the world strives to keep consumer and business data safe,” said IAPP’s president and CEO, J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP. “As an international organization, it’s important that we equip both current and future members with the knowledge necessary to stay on top of the latest privacy standards around the world. We’re proud to launch CIPP/A to meet the growing demand for data protection expertise in Asia.”


The CIPP is the global industry standard for professionals entering and working in the field of privacy. The certification enables organizations around the world to bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices, and arms practitioners with the insight needed to add more value to their businesses.


The IAPP works with training partners around the world who will offer CIPP/A training. The exam will be available for scheduling at over 800 computer-based testing centers worldwide. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit


About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 27,000 members across 90 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at