Dan Murdoch, Consulting Director and Co-Founder of Oyster IMS has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

As Consulting Director and already a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Dan leads an experienced team of experts providing advice on information governance strategy, information privacy policy and data protection.
Privacy professionals are the arbiters of trust in today’s data-driven global economy. They help organisations manage rapidly evolving privacy threats and mitigate the potential loss and misuse of information assets. The IAPP is the first organisation to publicly establish standards in professional education and testing for privacy and data protection. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognised as a reputable, independent program that professionals seek and employers demand.

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/E is the first professional credential specific to European data protection professionals that is part of a comprehensive, principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy. The CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, the European model for privacy enforcement, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows. Murdoch joins the ranks of more than 10,000 professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more
IAPP certifications.

Josef Elliott, Managing Director, Oyster IMS stated: “With now less than one year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, it is vital that a consulting business such as ours is staffed with qualified privacy professionals.
Dan is one of a handful of UK-based professionals to have achieved multiple IAPP certifications and is rightly acknowledged as one of the leaders in the field as he heads our drive to help organisations across all sectors achieve GDPR compliance.

About Oyster IMS
Oyster IMS provides expert information governance consultancy services to a broad range of organisations including central and local government, banks, law firms, public sector agencies and charities. We have deep strategic experience working with global manufacturing companies, gas, oil and pharmaceutical concerns, and regulated industries including key financial and insurance clients in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most
privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.

For more information:
Oyster IMS: info@oyster-ims.com or +44 (0)207 199 0620