Special certification advances knowledge of U.S. privacy laws
TOLEDO, Ohio, June 28, 2013 – Hylant, one of the nation’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, announced today that Spencer Timmel has earned his Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification. Hylant Vice President of the Executive Risk Practice, James R. Lash, made the announcement.
Earning the CIPP/US certification demonstrates a deep understanding of U.S. privacy laws and regulations, including an understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions.
One of five certifications offered by IAPP, CIPP/US was launched in October 2004 as the first professional certification ever to be offered in information privacy. It has since become the preeminent credential in the field of privacy and remains the IAPP’s single largest educational program with several thousand CIPP/US-certified professionals working successfully in the field today.
“For our clients with exposure to cyber and data privacy liability, the CIPP certification and corresponding expertise is a tremendous asset in our approach to full-service counsel,” said Lash. “Data and network security is no longer an industry specific risk. Companies of all sizes are now realizing the need to proactively limit liability from loss of sensitive data.”
Currently, Timmel serves as a client service executive in the executive risk practice at Hylant in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. He specializes in cyber security issues advising clients how to safeguard their intellectual property, financial information and IT infrastructures from threat and attacks.
Hylant, a four consecutive year winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), was founded in 1935 and is a full-service insurance brokerage with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida. As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, health & wellness solutions, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please contact Tammy Cameron at [email protected], visit hylant.com and follow Hylant on LinkedIn and Twitter (@hylantgroup).