1 Asked: February 12, 20212021-02-12T10:46:45+01:00 2021-02-12T10:46:45+01:00In: Professional Development IAPP Membership 1 Can I take your thoughts on IAPP membership please? I’m deciding whether to renew. Thank you Share Facebook 4 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Egil Bergenlind 3 Questions 15 Answers 0 Best Answers 9 Points View Profile Egil Bergenlind Rising star contributor 2021-02-16T10:38:06+01:00Added an answer on February 16, 2021 at 10:38 am Hello! I am a member and appreciate the news letters and other content it gives me access to. Keeping up with everything that is happening in this space is challenging, and IAPP membership helps me navigate. If I’d only choose one membership in privacy/data protection, I’d choose IAPP, I think it is reasonably priced also. Then I think it’s very individual if you want to get IAPP certified or not. I have chosen not too, but I hear that it helps many improve their skills and in some cases, also helps them in their career to find/land new jobs. Best of luck! 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Dean 0 Questions 34 Answers 0 Best Answers 34 Points View Profile Dean Silver contributor 2021-03-29T12:34:08+01:00Added an answer on March 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm I’ve found the IAPP membership to be very helpful. The conferences, virtual currently, but pre-Covid, in-person sessions have been extremely useful in hearing how people implement compliance and navigate privacy issues. For certification, I chose to go for CIPP/E & CIPM, more to give myself the opportunity to test what I thought I knew 🙂 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Grumbledook 0 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 2 Points View Profile Grumbledook 2021-03-15T14:33:29+01:00Added an answer on March 15, 2021 at 2:33 pm It has been handy for me, as I have few certs. CIPP/E has been enough for people to be able to say to folk further up the chain in companies that I have a relevant qualification to come in and consult on privacy and changes. They do have a good range of resources, and handy to dip into, but they are the baseline of where folk should be and not the bar. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Alexander Sturing 1 Question 13 Answers 0 Best Answers 12 Points View Profile Alexander Sturing Bronze contributor 2021-02-24T09:47:53+01:00Added an answer on February 24, 2021 at 9:47 am Hi! I’m an independent privacy professional and a membership of the IAPP is almost “mandatory”. When I see the listing of projects on the various websites, 90% of the time, a CIPP/E is requested, quite often combined with CIPM / CIPT. Not having this designation is always a disqualifier, although we all know that a designation does not guarantee the knowledge. (I had a wager once where I had 2 days to prepare for a TOGAF Foundation exam and I passed with flying colours, but don’t ask me anything about the methodology anymore hahaha, just sayin’) I don’t know your situation, if you are an employee, perhaps your employer is willing to take the cost, in the end, it also benefits them as well. As Egil mentioned above, they do provide very valuable information. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* What is 5 + 2? Remember Me! Forgot Password?