July 14th, 2017 - Ms Manisha Agarwal, Senior Manager, Accreditation, Policy, Security and Review, James Cook University (JCU), Singapore has earned the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited designation of Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) on 11 April 2017 through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Manisha is the designated Data Protection Officer (DPO) for JCU, Singapore since the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came into effect in Singapore in 2014. As the DPO for the organization Manisha has been responsible for developing and maintaining policies and procedures which ensures compliance with the legislation on information security and the Singapore Do Not Call register.
Furthermore, Manisha has been actively developing and implementing education programs to ensure that all staff have a working knowledge of the legislation and their responsibilities as part of this legislation. Manisha also works with legal counsel to ensure that organization has and maintains appropriate procedures and materials reflecting current organization legal practices requirements.
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 CIPM demonstrates an understanding of privacy program governance and the skills necessary to establish, maintain and manage a privacy program across all stages of its operational life cycle. It is the first and only certification in privacy program management, developed in response to overwhelming demand to collect and collate common practices for managing privacy operations. Manisha joins the ranks of more than 10,000 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.