Every day we access, share, manage and transfer data across companies, continents and the globe. Having the knowledge to build your organization’s privacy structures from the ground up has never been more important. With regulators worldwide calling for tech professionals to factor data privacy into their products and services, the job market for privacy-trained IT pros has never been stronger.

This combined Certified Information Privacy Profesional (Day 1 & 2) with the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (Day 3 & 4) offers the ultimate how to course for profesional in a technlogy setting.

This course is designed for anyone whose work is related to the processing of personal data, particularly those in the public sector and from EU institutions, agencies and bodies, including:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • IT Managers and Administrators
  • Records Managers
  • System Developers
  • IT Security specialist
  • Anyone who builds and develops IT systems

*Please note: that whilst both CIPP & CIPT exam costs are covered within the fee of this course, you will need to book your exams via the IAPP website.

Delegates will receive 1 year membership to the IAPP


There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

Learning Outcomes

The training is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s ANSI accredited Certified Information Privacy Profesional (CIPP) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certification program.

Course Outline

Day 1 & 2

Module 1: Data Protection Laws
Introduces key European data protection laws and regulatory bodies, describing the evolution toward a harmonized
legislative framework.

Module 2: Personal Data
Defines and differentiates between types of data, including personal, anonymous, pseudo-anonymous and special categories.

Module 3: Controllers and Processors
Describes the roles and relationships of controllers and processors.

Module 4: Processing Personal Data
Defines data processing and GDPR processing principles, explains the application of the GDPR and outlines the legitimate bases for processing personal data.

Module 5: Information Provision
Explains controller obligations for providing information about data processing activities to data subjects and
supervisory authorities.

Module 6: Data Subjects’ Rights
Describes data subjects’ rights, applications of rights and controller and processor obligations.

Module 7: Security of Processing
Discusses considerations and duties of controllers and processors for ensuring security of personal data and providing notification of data breaches.

Module 8: Accountability
Investigates accountability requirements, including data protection management systems, data protection impact assessments, privacy policies and the role of the data protection officer.

Module 9: International Data Transfers
Outlines options and obligations for transferring data outside the European Economic Area, including adequacy decisions and appropriate safeguards and derogations.

Module 10: Supervisions and Enforcement
Supervisions and Enforcement Describes the role, powers and procedures of supervisory authorities; the composition and tasks of the European Data Protection Board; the role of the European Data Protection Supervisor; and remedies, liabilities and penalties for non-compliance.

Module 11: Compliance
Discusses the applications of European data protection law, legal bases and compliance requirements for processing personal data in practice, including employers processing employee data, surveillance, direct marketing, Internet technology and communications and outsourcing.

Day 3 - Fundamentals of Information Privacy

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

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

Module 3: Information Security: Safeguarding Personal Information.
This Module 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).

Module 4: Online Privacy: Using Personal Information on Websites and with Other Internet-related Technologies.
This Module examines the web as a platform, as well as privacy considerations for sensitive online information, including policies and notices, access, security, authentication 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 4 - Privacy in Technology

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

Module 2: Core Privacy Concepts.
This Module reveals how privacy compliance becomes more attainable through developing information lifecycle plans, data identification and classification systems and data flow diagrams.

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

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

Module 5: Online Privacy Issues.
This Module presents information about online threats, threat prevention and the role of IT professionals in ensuring proper handling of user data.

Module 6: De-identifying and Anonymizing Personally Identifiable Information.
This Module reveals the importance of personally identifiable information and methods for ensuring its protection.

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

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (First year of IAPP membership included)

• Daily and weekly e-publications summarizing top privacy news
• Discounted rates on education products and programs, including study materials for our globally recognized certification programs and annual events
• The Privacy Advisor, the IAPP’s monthly members-only newsletter
• Professional networking opportunities, including free KnowledgeNet chapter meetings to keep you connected in your local community
• Privacy salary surveys that benchmark compensation trends, roles and functions among privacy departments
• Privacy job postings
• Access to members-only tools, research, articles and more in the IAPP’s online Resource Center
• The IAPP Member Directory, an online tool that allows you to search for and network with other IAPP members
• Free web conferences
• Access to the Privacy Tracker blog
• Cooperative programs with other national and international organizations
• Advocacy for the privacy profession
Further details on membership on the IAPP website : https://iapp.org/join/

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