Calgary, Canada –April 1, 2019 – The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) today announced its expansion into the Asia Pacific Region.
Protecting data and managing privacy is now recognized as a top business risk Organizations, governments, and public bodies across the Asia Pacific region are struggling to comply with new privacy and access laws, and the expectations of a public that is increasingly awareness about the importance of data protection.
These new compliance demands, combined with the need to reduce risk and earn stakeholder trust, opens the door for PACC to offer its rigorous Professional Certification program to data protection and cybersecurity professionals across the Asia Pacific region, and give organizations and governments a way to identify well-trained, well-educated, and well-skilled data protection professionals.
“We are pleased that Sanjeev Gathani, MAPP CIPM, will be PACC’s liaison in Asia Pacific,” said Sharon Polsky, MAPP, president of the PACC. “As a well-regarded member of the Asia Pacific governance, risk and compliance community, with more than 20 years of experience in the region, Sanjeev understands how important it is to properly manage information throughout its lifecycle. Furthermore,” says Ms. Polsky, “as someone who has earned a Master Access and Privacy Professional (MAPP) designation, an achievement that only the most deserving and qualified have succeeded in attaining since the program launched in 2009, Sanjeev knows how rigorous PACC Professional Certification really is.”
Unlike some industries that offer certification as a starting point, or certify people who can pass a test but might have little practical experience, PACC’s Professional Certification Program requires that practitioners demonstrate that they possess the experience, skill, and education necessary to navigate the unique challenges of information privacy, access to information, and data protection.
According to Sanjeev Gathani, MAPP CIPM, “the PACC Professional Certification truly sets the standard of excellence for the privacy, access, and data protection profession. The concepts it embodies are applicable across jurisdictions, and reflect the generally accepted levels of knowledge and skill, and the ethical standards and conduct that define the Information Privacy and Access to Information profession.”
Sanjeev Gathani, MAPP CIPM, is also Chief Executive Officer and Principal Trainer of Better Business Governance – APAC Pte Ltd (bbg-apac.com), a Certified Fraud Examiner, Licensed Private Investigator (Singapore), and Expert Court Witness. He has advised clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductor, transportation, hospitality, construction, and professional services, and has served as a compliance officer for multi-national entities across the ASEAN Region.
The PACC Professional Certification Program was developed with the support and input of seasoned data protection practitioners and commissioners.
By encouraging accreditation for all access, privacy, and data protection practitioners, the PACC is working to build a strong industry that governments, organizations, and consumers can have confidence in.
For more information about the PACC and the value of its professional certification program, visit www.PACC-CCAP.ca