Samurai Jack’s a CIPP/E!

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With the recent news of a public health crisis due to COVID-19, Samurai have decided to work from home in order to limit any unnecessary contact. I, myself, was supposed to be travelling to the wonderful terrain of New Zealand right now, however, due to closed borders and flight cancellations, I get to write about a bit of good news in Samurai’s team, after taking the CIPP/E exam.

I’m proud to say that I passed. Samurai now employ a data protection consultant who is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E), certified through the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Now, I’ll happily take any opportunity for a little brag but I can’t stress enough how difficult this exam felt when I sat it. As you can imagine, I’m very happy with the results.

I was lucky enough to be employed by Samurai and trained up directly after completing my MSc, I can honestly say if it hadn’t been for the opportunity to work closely with such a knowledgeable team, and be exposed to GDPR for almost two years, I’d be lost.

There were plenty of resources on the IAPP website, which outlined what they were looking for, and an exam blueprint. Most of the information I had was around data protection, compliance and GDPR so the majority of my research went into the European institutions and legislation sections. (For anyone looking to take this exam, the recommended 30 hours is advisory but I put in quite a bit more.)

My prior knowledge of GDPR was a huge help as the questions mainly surrounded regulations, complying with requirements and rights of subjects (as outlined in the exam body of knowledge) as well as European institutions and European data protection.

For any organisations out there, who want to ensure that they are getting information from a reputable source, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are able to provide all your data protection and GDPR needs, including training your employees on the correct way of processing and sharing, acting as a third-party DPO or even providing bespoke documents to comply with GDPR. Samurai has you covered!

If anyone has any requests for certificates they would like their Data Protection/Security teams to have, please get in touch, we’d love the feedback. And, as always, if anyone has any questions or wants to reach out, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Until then, I’m off to work on the next cert!!

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