The IAPP is a nonprofit membership organization for privacy professionals offering certification programs, training, research, publications, distribution chat lists, conferences, and other resources for privacy teams. (Note, this analyst is an IAPP member. Read my recent review of the IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019 conference.)
The acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core eLearning solution will allow OneTrust to offer its 4,000-plus customers comprehensive eLearning tools, enabling the education of non-privacy professionals on privacy protection basics and how to comply with legal regulations like the GDPR, CCPA, and other laws. Existing IAPP Privacy Core eLearning customers will now be serviced by OneTrust, per the IAPP’s press release on the acquisition.
"The IAPP has invested significantly in developing the market-leading Privacy Core eLearning solution over the last four years," Trevor Hughes, IAPP president and CEO, said. "The transition of Privacy Core allows the IAPP to reinvest resources in our offerings tailored specifically for the privacy professional, and to focus on our not-for-profit mission, which is to define, support, and improve the privacy profession globally."
Regarding the acquisition, OneTrust CEO Kabir Barday said that “OneTrust customers continue to ask us to be the complete solution for their privacy, security, and third-party risk program needs. As a result, we have seen an overwhelming demand in the market to add an eLearning offering to our portfolio.”
Merry Marwig is a senior research analyst at G2 focused on the privacy and data security software markets. Using G2’s dynamic research based on unbiased user reviews, Merry helps companies best understand what privacy and security products and services are available to protect their core businesses, their data, their people, and ultimately their customers, brand, and reputation. Merry's coverage areas include: data privacy platforms, data subject access requests (DSAR), identity verification, identity and access management, multi-factor authentication, risk-based authentication, confidentiality software, data security, email security, and more.