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Attorney Cole Awarded Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) Designation

09.27.19 written by

The law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) is pleased to announce that Attorney Allison E. Cole was awarded the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

This credential is the global industry standard and validates the achievement of a strong understanding of U.S. privacy laws and regulations. The IAPP, designating CIPP/US status, 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.

Ms. Cole, a Director at the firm, authors articles and is a frequent speaker to community groups regarding workplace privacy issues, including drafting security and privacy policies, analyzing cyber insurance policies, and managing data incidents. She focuses her practice in developing user-friendly contracts customized for her clients’ business operations and risk profile. In addition, she also has experience in developing new compliance programs and in auditing existing programs to proactively work with clients in improving corporate policies, processes and training.

About KWGD’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Practice Section The firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice provides comprehensive services related to ever-changing company and individual data privacy and security issues. We focus on providing our clients with comprehensive privacy and cybersecurity advice throughout the life cycle of a business, including starting a business, launching new products, marketing and advertising development, and preparing a business for sale or growth by new investment.

Specific services include:

  • Privacy and Data Security Compliance Policy, Procedure and Program Advisory Services
  • Risk Assessment and Compliance Program Evaluation and Management Services
  • State, Federal and International Privacy and Data Protection Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Health Care Privacy and Security, including compliance with HIPAA and other healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse regulations
  • Data Breach and Incident Response Planning and Training
  • Social Networking, eCommerce, and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • SAAS, PAAS, IASS Contract Negotiation and Privacy and Security Integration

About KWGD

Founded in 1958, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., provides representation across various practice areas of the law: Privacy & Cybersecurity, Corporate and Business Law, Real Estate and Construction, Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Lending and Finance, Taxation, Health Care, Environmental Law, OSHA, Oil, Gas and Minerals Law, Trusts and Estates, and Litigation in all areas. The firm has over 50 attorneys with offices throughout Ohio. For more information visit