Clearwater Compliance Executives, Bob and Mary Chaput, Earn CIPP/US Certification

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Clearwater Compliance top executives, Bob and Mary Chaput, practice what they preach, and have joined the ranks of Certified Information Privacy Professionals/United States).(CIPP/US)

Clearwater Compliance LLC

Clearwater Compliance, a leading supplier of HIPAA-HITECH compliance software, solutions, education and professional services, announced today that its founder and CEO, Bob Chaput, and its Chief Financial and Compliance Officer, Mary Chaput, have successfully earned their Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certifications. Mr. Chaput also holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) certification.

Achieving a CIPP certification is a significant achievement that demonstrates a deep understanding of U.S. privacy laws and regulations in addition to the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to and/or from the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions. One of the certification programs administered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the CIPP/US program launched in October 2004 as the first professional certification ever to be offered in information privacy. It has since become the preeminent credential in the field of privacy and remains the IAPP’s single largest educational program with several thousand CIPP/US-certified professionals working successfully in the field today.

“The Privacy Rule was the first component of the HIPAA regulations to have the force of law, and continues to be the foundation of the regulation. Our company is focused specifically on HIPAA and HITECH compliance, so it is only appropriate that we acquire knowledge from proven authorities that is integral to delivering value to our customers. Our customers expect that from us,” said Mr. Chaput. “We appreciate the comprehensive education we received from this IAPP program and look forward to sharing our learnings with our customers.”
Subjects covered in the CIPP/US educational program include:

  •     The U.S. legal system: definitions, sources of law and sectoral model for privacy enforcement
  •     U.S. federal laws for protection of personal data: FCRA and FACTA, HIPAA, GLBA, COPPA and DPPA
  •     U.S. federal regulation of marketing practices: TSR, DNC, CAN-SPAM, TCPA and JFPA
  •     U.S. state data breach notification: California SB-1386 and select state laws
  •     Regulation of privacy in the U.S. workplace: FCRA, EPP, ADA and ECPA plus best practices for privacy and background screening, employee testing, workplace monitoring, employee investigation and termination of employment

“I have to say, it was one of the most rigorous courses I’ve taken since earning my Masters in Business Administration,” Mary Chaput added, “I’m proud to be able to add those initials after my name!”

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About Clearwater Compliance:

Clearwater Compliance helps Covered Entities, Business Associates and their Subcontractors assess their HIPAA-HITECH compliance programs, identify gaps and prioritize remediation efforts to ensure the greatest return on capital and resource investments. It delivers that return on compliance investment through education, tools and software, risk management solutions and professional services and consulting. Since 2003, Clearwater Compliance has delivered thought, methodology, software and service leadership to the healthcare industry. As an example, Clearwater Compliance is the Co-Sponsor of the American National Standards Institute Publication of the Report on “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security”. For more information, visit:

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About IAPP:

The International Association of Privacy Professionals 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. More than just a professional association, the IAPP provides a home for privacy professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association with more than 10,000 members in 70 countries. The IAPP helps define, support and improve the privacy profession through networking, education and certification.

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