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Kantar Health’s Jessica Santos Earns CIPP/E Certification, Achieving the Global Standard in Privacy Protection

Jan 27, 2015

NEW YORK, January 27, 2015—Kantar Health, a leading global healthcare consulting and market research firm, today announced that Jessica Santos, Ph.D., Global Compliance and Quality Director, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Dr. Santos’ European privacy certification demonstrates Kantar Health’s dedication to protecting personal data and transborder data flows and its commitment to driving compliance with the most stringent data protection 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 and the first professional credential specific to European data protection professionals.

“Healthcare is considered one of those high-risk industries when it comes to privacy issues because of the nature of data being collected. One of the first questions we’re asked by clients is, ‘How do we know our data will be protected?’” said Jeremy Brody, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Kantar Health. “Jessica’s qualifications, as well as attainment of her CIPP/E certification, position Kantar Health as one of the rare companies in healthcare market research to have its own in-house privacy expert. This gives both patient and physician respondents and our pharma industry clients peace of mind that their data is being handled appropriately and is protected.”

To learn more about privacy issues in the healthcare industry, download Dr. Santos’ white paper, “The Battle between Big Data and Big Privacy.”

About Kantar Health

Kantar Health is a leading global healthcare consulting firm and trusted advisor to many pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device and diagnostic companies worldwide. It combines evidence-based research capabilities with deep scientific, therapeutic and clinical knowledge, commercial development know-how, and brand and marketing expertise to help clients evaluate opportunities, launch products and maintain brand and market leadership.

Kantar Health deeply understands the influence of patients, payers and physicians, especially as they relate to the performance and payment of medicines and the delivery of healthcare services. Its 600+ healthcare industry specialists work across the product lifecycle, from preclinical development to launch, acting as catalysts to successful decision-making in life sciences and helping clients prioritize their product development and portfolio activities, differentiate their brands and drive product success post-launch. Kantar Health is part of Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP. For more information, please visit www.kantarhealth.com.

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 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. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at www.privacyassociation.org

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