Press Release: Athens, 21 May 2018
StudySmart today announced that it has become an official training partner for IAPP certification training programs. This partnership will leverage StudySmart’s professional training expertise and existing customer base to promote data protection and privacy certification training.
The advancements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with signs of new developments to come in e-privacy law means that data privacy will be even more critical. The GDPR is a significant step-up in privacy enforcement action – a trend that is likely to continue as cyber security breaches occur more regularly and as more and more dedicated data protection authorities take office.
“In partnering with IAPP, StudySmart brings to the market a global industry standard certification, complementing our robust portfolio of professional training programmes that include ACCA, CIMA, SHRM, CIA, CFA, ADIT, and others” said Dr. Constantine Kiritsis, Managing Director, StudySmart.
“As more countries around the region implement the GDPR and existing privacy protection laws, we are seeing an increased demand for our professional certifications. We are delighted to have StudySmart on board to increase the availability of training for our certifications across the region” said Dr. Antonios Michail, IAPP Programme Director, StudySmart.
EY, a long-time partner of StudySmart will support the IAPP certification trainings. EY is a market leader in the GDPR services by using lessons learned through their global and unique GDPR and privacy engagements with their clients, and have heavily invested and developed methodologies and maturity assessment toolkits to accelerate the delivery of the desired assessments and remediation roadmap outcomes. EY is the largest Big 4 company in terms of certified IAPP professionals globally and we need to acknowledge that EY and IAPP jointly publish the “Annual Privacy Governance Report”, actively contributing to the global privacy community.
IAPP certification trainings are scheduled to commence early June 2018 in Athens, Greece. StudySmart will be providing classroom-based training classes for the following IAPP Certification programs:
Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E)
The CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
Make a difference in your organization and in your career. The CIPM designation says that you’re a leader in privacy program administration and that you've got the goods to establish, maintain and manage a privacy program across all stages of its lifecycle.
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
The industry benchmark for IT professionals worldwide to validate their knowledge of privacy requirements
StudySmart offers professional training, advisory and publishing services in Greece. The company is led by industry experts with 60+ years collective experience as entrepreneurs, leaders, educators, advisors, consultants and professional trainers. StudySmart in an approved learning partner for ACCA, CIMA, SHRM, ICA and other top international qualifications and operates internationally in 3 different continents.
The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organisation that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. For more information, please visit www.iapp.org.
For further information:
Dr. Antonios Michail
T: +30 211 411 3235