YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Leslie M. Whitten has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is certified to provide counsel to clients in various industries in the area of information privacy and cybersecurity including incident investigation and breach response management, regulatory compliance, privacy and security policy review and drafting, and cyber risk management. She speaks frequently to various groups and organizations on the topic of information privacy and cybersecurity.
Privacy professionals are the arbiters of trust in today’s data-driven global economy. They help organizations manage rapidly evolving privacy threats and mitigate the potential loss and misuse of information assets. The IAPP is the first organization to publicly establish standards in professional education and testing for privacy and data protection. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognized as a reputable, independent program that professionals seek and employers demand.
The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification. Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, the CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The CIPP/US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions. Ms. Whitten joins the ranks of more than 10,000 professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more IAPP certifications.
Ms. Whitten received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2001 and her undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University in 1998 and practices primarily in YCRLAW’s Workers' Compensation group and has defended numerous cases involving repetitive trauma claims and mental injuries, and has considerable experience representing large self-insured companies. Ms. Whitten holds memberships in the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association, the Defense Research Institute and Toastmasters.
About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.