Organizations still catching their breath from the May 2018 implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have been hit with another wide-reaching privacy law. In late June, lawmakers in California, the fifth largest economy in the world, rushed through and signed into law the “California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.”

According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), California’s new law will affect more than half a million U.S. companies — plus numerous other organizations around the world — when it goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

The complicated privacy landscape has led to a surge in interest around IAPP privacy certifications. In this discussion with IAPP channels manager Aaron Stevens, we discuss:

  • An overview of IAPP privacy certifications
  • Choosing the right privacy certification for you
  • How earning a privacy certification can boost your career
  • Privacy-related questions from listeners

According to a recent IAPP survey, privacy professionals that hold at least one IAPP certification earn an average of $25,000-$35,000 more in annual salary than their non-certified peers. Learn more about privacy certifications and training: 

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