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April 22, 2015

Stites & Harbison attorneys Ian Ramsey and Sarah Spurlock earn Global Privacy & Data Protection

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Recently the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) awarded Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Ian Ramsey and Sarah Cronan Spurlock the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential. Ramsey and Spurlock join a select group and are among the first attorneys in the state of Kentucky to have received this important credential. 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.

Ramsey and Spurlock are co-chairs of the Privacy & Data Security Practice of Stites & Harbison. They now join the ranks of more than 5,000 professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more IAPP certifications. Ramsey is a Member (Partner) of the firm based in Louisville, Ky. and a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group. He is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in federal and state courts across the U.S. and also serves as Chair of the firm’s Information Security Committee. Spurlock is an attorney with the firm also based in the Louisville. Ky., office. She is a member of the Health Care Service Group as well as a member of the firm’s Information Security Committee. Her practice includes a wide range of health care issues, including HIPAA and state and federal regulatory matters.

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