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GDPR - Certified Information Privacy Professional and Technologist Prep Course (CIPPE/CIPT) - IAPP

In this course you will gain foundational knowledge on both broad and global concepts of privacy and data protection laws and practice. You will learn common principles and approaches to privacy as well as understand the major privacy models employed around the globe. An introduction to information security concepts and information security management and governance will be covered including frameworks, controls, and identity and access management. You will also learn about online privacy as it relates to using personal information on websites and other internet-related technologies.

This course delves into the context of European data protection law: origins, institutions and legislative framework; data protection concepts, principles and application, including processing criteria, obligations, data subject rights, confidentiality and security, notification requirements, international data transfers, and supervision and enforcement; and European data protection practices related to employment, surveillance, direct marketing and outsourcing.

You will also learn the need and importance for privacy in the IT environment with impacts such as regulatory activities, security threats, advances in technology and the proliferation of social networks. This course will provide an introduction to privacy laws, regulations, and standards impacting privacy in IT and the risks inherent in the IT environment. You will also learn about the importance of personally identifiable information and methods for ensuring its protection

The CIPP/E and CIPT designations are accredited under the internationally recognized ANSI/ISO standard 17024:2012, an acknowledgement of the quality and integrity of the programme.

This programme covering the principals of information privacy, principles of data protection in Europe and principles of privacy in technology includes:

  • 1 years free membership to IAPP
  • hard copy of course materials will be provided on the course
  • access to a digital practice exam via the IAPP website and membership
  • an exam voucher for certification as part of the course cost

Your contact information must be provided to the IAPP for membership services fulfilment

Target Audience

Individuals who need a foundational understanding of information privacy and data protection in an IT environment. Those individuals interested in pursuing CIPP/E and CIPT certifications.

Course Content

Day 1 Module 1: Fundamentals of Information Privacy Unit 1: Common Principles and Approaches to Privacy This unit includes a brief discussion about the modern history of privacy, an introduction to types of information, an overview of information risk management and a summary of modern privacy principles.

Unit 2: Jurisdiction and Industries This unit introduces the major privacy models employed around the globe and provides an overview of privacy and data protection regulation by jurisdictions and by industry sectors.

Unit 3: Information Security: Safeguarding Personal Information This unit presents introductions to information security, including definitions, elements, standards, and threats/vulnerabilities, as well as introductions to information security management and governance, including frameworks, controls, cryptography and identity and access management (IAM).

Unit 4: Online Privacy: Using Personal Information on Websites and with Other Internet-related Technologies This unit discusses the web as a platform, as well as privacy considerations for sensitive online information, including policies and notices, access, security, authentication identification and data collection.  Additional topics include children’s online privacy, email, searches, online marketing and advertising, social media, online assurance, cloud computing, and mobile devices.

Day 2 Module 2: European Privacy

Unit 1: Introduction to European Data Protection This unit introduces the origins and historical context for privacy in Europe, the European regulatory institutions and the legislative framework for current EU data protection law at both the EU and state level.

Unit 2: European Data Protection Law and Regulation This unit takes an in-depth look at data protection concepts, application of the law, data protection principles, legitimate processing criteria, information provision obligations, data subject rights, confidentiality and security, notification requirements, international data transfers, and supervision and enforcement.

Unit 3: Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation This unit examines the employment relationship, surveillance activities, marketing activities, internet technology and communications, and outsourcing.

Day 3 & 4 Module 3: Privacy in Technology

Unit 1: Understanding the Need for Privacy in the IT Environment This unit describes the impact which regulatory activities, security threats, advances in technology and the increasing proliferation of social networks have on IT departments.

Unit 2: Core Privacy Concepts This unit discusses how developing information lifecycle plans, data identification and classification systems, and data flow diagrams will make privacy compliance more attainable.

Unit 3: Regulations and Standards Impacting Privacy in IT This unit introduces privacy laws, regulations and standards that can help IT professionals design better privacy programmes and systems to handle personal information throughout the data lifecycle.

Unit 4: Privacy in Systems and Applications This unit develops an understanding of the risks inherent in the IT environment and how to address them.

Unit 5: Online Privacy Issues This unit presents information about online threats, threat prevention and the role of IT professionals to ensure proper handling of user data.

Unit 6: De-identifying and Anonymising Personally Identifiable Information This unit describes the importance of personally identifiable information and methods for ensuring its protection.

Unit 7: Cloud Computing This unit discusses privacy and security concerns associated with cloud services, and standards that exist to advise on their use.

Exams & Certification

The Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) exam assesses knowledge of European privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to and from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.

The IAPP offers test center examinations with computer-based delivery through Kryterion's High-stakes Online Secured Testing (HOST) locations, which includes hundreds of testing centers around the world.  

Exams are offered year round. Date and time availability varies depending on HOST center location, and candidates are encouraged to register as early as possible to guarantee a seat.  Please note that testing centers may only have dates available within 90 days in advance of the current date. 

You are allowed two and a half hours (150 minutes) to complete the CIPP/E exam with 80 items. 

The Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certifies individuals in their knowledge of privacy-related issues and practices in the context of the design and implementation of information and communication technologies.

NOTE: If you require special accommodations because of a qualifying disability, you must submit an Exam Accommodations Request, complete with documentation, at least 30 days in advance of the date you wish to test. Please do not schedule a test center exam session until your request has been approved by the IAPP.

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You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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