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Spencer Fane Partner Thomas Hayde Earns Renowned Cyber Security Certification

Spencer Fane Partner Thomas Hayde earned the esteemed designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) in November from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a global organization dedicated to advancing the privacy and data protection industry.

CIPP is considered to be the global standard in privacy certification and is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The CIPP/US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and an in-depth understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to and from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.

As a privacy professional, Hayde routinely aids clients in developing comprehensive strategies to address information practices and data breach risks, avoid potential claims and liabilities, and ensure compliance with all relevant legal requirements. In addition, he creates protocols surrounding how to respond when a data breach occurs and defends his clients against potential lawsuits regarding data breaches. He defends clients against civil claims and enforcement actions under specific information privacy laws, such as FCRA, GLBA, HIPAA and RFPA.

In addition to his privacy and data security work, Hayde has successfully represented Fortune 50 and Fortune 250 companies in a wide range of other complex civil litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Along with his CIPP certification, Hayde’s exceptional work on behalf of clients has earned him a long list of professional accolades. He has been named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for seven consecutive years and he was recognized for securing the Largest Defense Verdict of 2012 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.