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Mitchell Williams Attorneys Mandy Stanton and Anton Janik Earn CIPP/E

Earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) Credential Through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

June 18, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Attorneys Mandy Stanton  and Anton Janik and have earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The pair co-lead the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection practice area. Earning this credential extends the firm’s data privacy knowledge and expertise for clients conducting business in European markets and businesses required to follow European privacy law.

Stanton focuses her practice on evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and data security matters. She counsels clients on incident readiness and response, structuring and implementing privacy policies and programs, data breach notification laws, information governance issues and vendor management. She assists businesses with drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts to ensure responsible access, transfer and use of data and associated intellectual property. Stanton is a former in-house counsel for an international information technology and data marketing firm. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Janik is an experienced trial attorney with a specialized practice in complex litigation, tax controversies and cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. He leads the Tax Controversy and Litigation practice area and advises businesses and individuals on tax controversies, investigations and corporate compliance, employee privacy, data protection and social media. Janik is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. 

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/E is the first professional credential specific to European data protection professionals that is part of a comprehensive, principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy. The CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, the European model for privacy enforcement, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows. Janik and Stanton join the ranks of professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more IAPP certifications.

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.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.

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