Audrey Normandin ’23, a third-year student at Campbell Law School, recently received her Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP) Certification. The CIPP is a “sought-after global training and certification program for privacy and data protection,” and Normandin says she is a strong advocate for this certification for any student interested in gaining an edge over their competitors.
The certification is one of a number that are available through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and it is available in a number of jurisdictions, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. This certification in privacy law is highly relevant to the modernization of data protection, and it centers around consumer law and the collection of consumer information, as well as data protection in healthcare, businesses, banking, and more.
“If you’re looking to work with businesses, then this is what you need to make yourself marketable,” Normandin said. “Almost every business has to deal with some aspect of privacy, and this certification will give you the head start to recognize those issues, and all areas of law intersect with privacy in some way. It’s a good, easy way to specialize, that any law student could earn. Now is the time to get this certification.”
Normandin, who is a student editor for the Antitrust Law Journal, was able to study and receive her certification over the summer, and she highly recommends this certification for any student who wants to be more marketable, especially in the fields of finance, technology and business law.
This certification is valid for two years, and the IAPP offers other CLE courses, certificates and membership options for students interested in following in Normandin’s footsteps, she explained.
“My primary legal interests are online privacy, data security and internet regulation,” she writes on her LinkedIn profile. “My desire is to work with businesses that operate at the intersection of law and technology and develop strategies for navigating those ‘grayer’ areas where the way forward may not always be clear.”