European Advisory Board selects Lionbridge’s Javi Perez

The European Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has selected Javi Perez, the data protection officer of the language service provider (LSP) Lionbridge, to serve on the board. 

The IAPP serves as a nonprofit organization that works to promote the privacy profession, serving as a “global information privacy community and resource,” and provides individuals and groups with knowledge on the field. The European Advisory Board is one of the IAPP’s many advisory boards, which consist of professionals from all across the world who specialize in privacy and data protection. The advisory boards work together to lead the IAPP and guide the association in its mission to promote and regulate the field. Perez will serve on the board for the upcoming 2022 term.

“I am excited to join the European Advisory Board and use my experience in this industry to help the IAPP’s with their vision and commitments to the privacy community,” said Perez. “This is a group of dedicated and talented individuals.”

This isn’t Perez’ first time working with the IAPP — he’s been involved with the association since 2014, having received the designation of Fellow of Information Privacy and numerous certifications from the IAPP. According to Lionbridge’s announcement of Perez’ selection, Perez joined Lionbridge in 2020 and spearheaded efforts to get the company its ISO 27001:2019 certification. Specifically, Perez has led the development of the company’s data protection program.

Lionbridge has long been committed to issues regarding data privacy and cybersecurity, boasting a long list of ISO certifications that highlight the company’s dedication to privacy. The company announced that it was the first LSP in the industry to become ISO 27701:2019 certified earlier this year in September. The company also announced its ISO 27001:2013 at the same time. These ISO standards ensure that a given company’s personnel, technologies, and policies are compliant with the ISMS Statement of Accountability.

“I want to give back to the community of privacy professionals and to share my knowledge and experiences with them,” Perez said, in a blog post for Lionbridge. And I want to learn from my distinguished peers who are also on the board.”

Andrew Warner
Andrew Warner is a writer from Sacramento. He received his B.A. in linguistics and English from UCLA and is currently working toward an M.A. in applied linguistics at Columbia University. His writing has been published in Language Magazine, Sactown Magazine, and The Takeout.


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