Matthew Chambers earns Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) certification for GDPR compliance


Spengler & Agans is pleased to announce that Matthew Chambers, the firm’s intellectual property and information privacy attorney, has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional in European data protection law (CIPP/E) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

“We congratulate Matthew on his dedication and achievements in the rapidly evolving area of privacy law. His focus on European cybersecurity practices, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will help more and more Charlotte corporate clients and startups impacted by the European laws every day. His most recent accreditation as a CIPP/E, along with prior American certification as a CIPP/US, are invaluable resources to our clients looking for information privacy compliance,” said Justin Agans, managing partner of Spengler & Agans. “The GDPR has corporations worried about million-dollar fines and avoiding European clients. With the right information privacy attorney, businesses can sell again to Europeans.”

Accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the CIPP/E designation indicates comprehensive knowledge, perspective, and understanding of GDPR compliance, according to the IAPP. IAPP workes with leading subject matter experts to create the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The credentials meet worldwide, industry-recognized benchmarks, showing the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform information security work across the world, according to the IAPP. Founded in 2000, the not-for-profit IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource for global privacy professionals. 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.

The head of Spengler & Agan’s intellectual property and information privacy practice, Matthew has dedicated himself to assisting Charlotte startups and corporate clients since 2017. He develops privacy policies, privacy notices, breach notifications, and privacy compliance for new and existing businesses, with a focus on increasingly complex data protection issues in emerging technologies. He leverages prior digital media legal experience to deal with emerging information privacy and intellectual property challenges.

About Spengler & Agans, PLLC

Spengler & Agans is Charlotte’s go-to law firm for startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporations. The firm focuses on a wide range of practice areas to serve our corporate clients, including formation, contract negotiation, intellectual property, litigation, and information privacy.

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 www.iapp.org.