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Drew Jones Obtains CIPP/US Certification through The International Association of Privacy Professionals

May 21, 2021 Attorney News

Dallas, TX – May 21, 2021 – Dallas Partner, Drew Jones, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Through this certification Drew's practice has developed to include identifying, evaluating, and managing risks associated with clients’ privacy and cybersecurity issues. He advises clients on compliance with U.S. state and federal privacy regulations and data security requirements, information security practices, and data breach notification procedures. 

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 accreditation demonstrates a foundational understanding of broad U.S. concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice, including jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models essential privacy concepts and principles, and legal regulations for handling and transferring data. 

Rhonda Thompson, a Senior Partner in the  Insurance Litigation and Coverage section at Thompson Coe, said of Drew's CIPP certification: “With the growing prevalence of data breaches as a result of a more virtual and remote work and social environment, many of our clients have expressed a need for privacy professionals.  Thompson Coe will continue to advise its insurance clients in relation to the unique issues presented by cyber insurance products. Thompson Coe is now better prepared to advise its clients in areas of data privacy, cybersecurity, compliance, information security practices, and data breach response. We are very proud of Drew's accomplishment.”

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally through networking, education and certification. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognized as a reputable, independent program that professionals seek and employers demand. More information about the IAPP is available at

About Thompson Coe

Thompson Coe is recognized for its civil litigation capabilities and expertise in insurance law, and has five offices across Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota.  Building its practice on a heritage of 70 years, the firm provides a full range of services to the insurance industry and offers many other client services in the areas of general liability, labor and employment, commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability, mass tort litigation, appellate, commercial transactions, and data security.