Senior Manager

Pippa Akem, CHPC, HCCA, CIPP/E

Risk Assurance Advisory
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Meet Pippa

A senior manager in the Risk Assurance & Advisory Services group, Pippa has over 10 years of governance, risk and compliance experience in healthcare, technology and other sectors. Her expertise includes developing and implementing privacy and security programs, including policy governance; drafting privacy policy and controls in line with security and privacy frameworks (NIST, HIPAA, HITECH); and collaborations on vulnerability management and security awareness programs.

Prior to joining Armanino, she held privacy functions at Fortune 500 companies supporting General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation and the transition to California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance. Pippa holds the Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) designation and is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and CIPP/E certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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Professional History


  • CBS Interactive

  • Microsoft

  • TridentUSA

  • City of Dallas


  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Stetson University

  • University of Central Florida

  • University of Southampton

Pippa's Thought Leadership
6 Microsoft SSPA Compliance Considerations for Third-Party Service Providers
To avoid lost deals, businesses providing services to Microsoft suppliers need to follow Microsoft’s data privacy rules.

November 23, 2021
How Real Estate Technology Is Expanding Privacy and Data Protection Risks
With the volume of customer and transaction data soaring, real estate companies need effective privacy practices.

August 19, 2021
How to Start Building a Secure Data Privacy Program
Aligning to a framework, such as Microsoft’s SSPA, can help you protect internal and customer data.

June 29, 2021