The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification.

Highland Park, Illinois – 10/02/2018 – Trevor Schlusemann, Data Protection Officer and Vice President of Market Research and Analytics at Avenue M Group, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). At Avenue M Group, Schlusemann is involved in virtually every step of each project, from client kick-offs to survey drafting, survey programming, quality assurance and data analysis and reporting. Schlusemann also performs a majority of the data analytics for the Avenue M team, ranging from basics like descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and crosstabulation, to more advanced techniques such as latent class analysis, correspondence analysis, Max Diff and discrete choice modeling. Throughout the entire lifecycle of these projects, he oversees data security, transfer and disclosure in a fashion that aligns with best practices and global standards of information privacy and data protection.

Privacy professionals are the arbiters of trust in today’s data-driven global economy. They help organizations manage rapidly evolving privacy threats and mitigate the potential loss and misuse of information assets. The IAPP is the first organization to publicly establish standards in professional education and testing for privacy and data protection. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognized as a reputable, independent program that professionals seek and employers demand.

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. Trevor joins the ranks of more than 10,000 professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more IAPP certifications.

“If we’re going to keep people safe, we also need to keep the information secure.”
-Brad Smith, President & CLO at Microsoft, Keynote Speech at IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit ‘16

About Avenue M Group
Avenue M Group is a full-service market research and consulting agency with in-depth expertise in examining why individuals believe in brands, organizations and missions. Founded in 2009 by CEO Sheri Jacobs, FASAE, CAE, Avenue M Group was formed on the concept of giving clients the individualized attention and insights they need and deserve. Today, her growing team of research, marketing and financial modeling experts still work with Jacobs’ very first clients. Avenue M specializes in associations, and the firm’s research methodology, membership and communications plans, financial modeling and award-winning strategies have helped more than 100 associations address their most pressing needs. The Avenue M team is dedicated to providing customized projects to best fit the needs of a growing list of associations: “It’s not about a list of what services we offer; it’s how can we help you?”

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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