Tuesday, January 30, 2007


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 25, 2007 -- Dr. Ray William London, dean of graduate programs for the College of Business and Information Technology at Argosy University/Orange County, has been certified as an information privacy professional. Dr. London recently passed the International Association of Privacy Professional’s (IAPP) certification examination and joins a select group of 1,000 certified privacy professionals in 15 nations.

The IAPP is the largest organization for privacy professionals and has a membership of 2,800. The organization provides a forum for the debate and discussion of privacy policies in business.

According to the IAPP’s Web site, the Certified Information Privacy Professional exam is the foundation course for any professional working in the privacy field.

“It is the industry’s first broad-based certification and is made possible through founding grants from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft,” London said. “The goal is to implement, interpret and cooperate with privacy policies, regulations, laws and court decisions.”

He added that the course dealt with privacy law, work place privacy and web based privacy. London said it took about six months to prepare for the exam.

London also teaches graduates classes in corporate social responsibility, conflict resolution and crisis management. He is also is the founder of London Associates International, a consulting business, with clients in the United States, England and Australia.

Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).

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