Richard Sheinis Earns Fellow of Information Privacy Designation

Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is pleased to announce that Richard Sheinis, managing Partner of the Charlotte office, has earned the designation of Fellow of Information Privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This designation is reserved for experts in the privacy industry and signifies that Mr. Sheinis has demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of privacy law, privacy technology and essential data protection practices.  This credential is given to those that have focused mainly in the area of security and privacy, speak regularly on related topics and assist their clients with navigating the complexities of the security and privacy industry. The designation as a Fellow of Information Privacy also requires professional references and an in-depth review by IAPP’s certification department to confirm satisfaction of the program requirements.

The IAPP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. Worldwide, only 752  professionals  have been awarded this designation. Mr. Sheinis has previously been certified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) through the IAPP as well.

As the leader of HBS’s data privacy and security practice group, Mr. Sheinis works with companies to respond to security incidents and data breaches, develop enterprise data securityprograms, which includes HIPAA, COPPA, mobility, cloud technology, PCI DSS, cross border data transfer, privacy compliance, data inventory assessments, and data breach response plans. Mr. Sheinis’ litigation background places him in a unique position to lead data breach investigations and defend privacy and security lawsuits.