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Burns & Levinson Attorney Brooke Penrose Earns IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe Credential

March 17, 2021

Boston, MA, March 17, 2021 – Burns & Levinson intellectual property attorney Brooke Penrose recently earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Penrose received CIPP/US certification in 2019 and is now one of only a few outside legal counsel in the state to be dually certified in both U.S. and European law. Penrose focuses her practice on trademark and brand protection, copyright, and privacy and data security. She advises companies of all sizes regarding the constantly changing landscape of privacy and data security laws – helping them manage rapidly evolving privacy threats and mitigate the potential loss and misuse of information assets. She has deep experience counseling companies on the development of data collection and compliance programs and is well-versed in security breach response and data security best practices. 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. About the IAPP The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at

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