Hal Ostrow, a Shareholder at Rhoades McKee, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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/US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and an understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU, and other jurisdictions.

As a business attorney, Ostrow regularly advises clients on matters involving cybersecurity, data aggregation, information technology, and public policy. He represents organizations of all sizes in negotiating and drafting agreements such as data ownership and licensing contracts, service agreements, terms of use, privacy policies, restrictive covenants, and cybersecurity prevention and response plans. He also helps, as an attorney and a mediator, individuals and businesses negotiate and resolve disputes involving a wide range of matters, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-circumvention agreements. Ostrow serves in several leadership roles on a number of issue advocacy, community, and economic development organizations, including as chair of the Grand Rapids SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority.

The Rhoades McKee Technology Transactions, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Team advises businesses of all sizes on the constantly changing legal and regulatory requirements of interstate and international data flow and privacy law. They routinely advise clients on all aspects of data ownership, licensing, and use, and on business-to-business technology transactions.

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. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognized as a reputable, independent program that professionals seek and employers demand.

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