About this Course

Tech Type Premium
Duration 2 Days

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.

The Principles of Privacy in Technology training is our premier course on privacy and data protection practices in the development, engineering, deployment and auditing of IT products and services. This training, offered worldwide, will give you an understanding of privacy-related issues and practices in the context of the design and implementation of information and communication technologies and systems.

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 exam costs are covered within the fee of this course, you will need to book your exam via the IAPP website.

Delegates will receive 1 year membership to the IAPP

Learning Outcomes

The Principles of Privacy in Technology training is the how-to course on privacy and data protection practices in the development, engineering, deployment and auditing of IT products and services. Those taking the course will develop an understanding of privacy-related issues and practices in the context of the design and implementation of information and communication technologies and systems.

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

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Information Privacy

Unit 1: Common Principles and Approaches to Privacy

This unit 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.

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 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 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.

MODULE 2: Privacy in Technology

Unit 1: Understanding the Need for Privacy in the IT Environment

This unit highlights the impact that 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 reveals how privacy compliance becomes more attainable through developing information lifecycle plans, data identification and classification systems and data flow diagrams.

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 in ensuring proper handling of user data.

Unit 6: De-identifying and Anonymizing Personally Identifiable Information

This unit reveals the importance of personally identifiable information and methods for ensuring its protection.

Unit 7: Cloud Computing

This unit evaluates privacy and security concerns associated with cloud services, and standards that exist to advise on their use.

Premium Course

2 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.



Account Queries


Q: How do I access my IAPP account?

A: You will receive an email from the IAPP system when your MyIAPP account is created.


Q: I can’t access my account, who should I contact?

A: Please contact the IAPP offices to help with this.

  • Europe: europe@iapp.org
  • Elsewhere: membership@iapp.org

    Exam Information


    Q: How do I register for an exam?

    A: The exam voucher is in your MyIAPP portal. A voucher is valid on an account for six months. The scheduling of an exam must take place during that six months, but the trainee can schedule it for any future date.

    1. Log into your MyIAPP account.
    2. Click on "My Purchases" in the side menu.
    3. Click on the exam link—this will take you to Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, our computer-based testing provider.
    4. Choose your exam time at one of our hundreds of testing centres worldwide.


    Q: Can I reschedule my exam?

    A: Yes. If you reschedule the exam within 72 hours of the exam there is a $100 (USD) fee. There is no fee for rescheduling outside the 72 hour period.


    Q: Are the exams multiple choice or short answer?

    A: All exams are multiple choice.


    Q: What is the passing score?

    A: Because there can be slight differences in the difficulty of exam forms, all results are placed on a common scale, ranging from 100 to 500. The passing score for all IAPP exams is 300 (which does not represent 50%). When you pass an exam, your results report will show your scale score and the "pass" indicator. When you fail an exam, your results report will show your scale score, the "fail" indicator and an indication of your relative performance on each major section of the examination. The IAPP suggests you use these section results to guide your study before you retake the examination. The IAPP imposes a 30-day waiting period for an examination re-take. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate may attempt an exam.


    Q: How are the questions weighted?

    A: Each correct answer is worth one point on all exams.


    Q: What's the pass rate?

    A: The pass rate is around 70%.


    Q: How many questions are there and how long is the exam?



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    Q: When will I find out my results?

    A: For exams taken at a testing center, you will automatically receive your results once you have completed your exam.

    For exams taken at an IAPP event, we process exams as quickly as possible. The latest you will receive your results by is 6 weeks.


    Q: Will I see a copy of my test and which questions I answered correctly or incorrectly?

    A: No, but if you do not pass, you will receive a breakdown of your scores by topic that will help guide your further study before retaking the exam.


    Q: How can I find a testing center?

    A: There are over 800 Kryterion High-stakes Online Secured Testing locations around the world. View all locations at http://www.kryteriononline.com. You can also find the link to this site on the IAPP website under the certification section.


    Q: What happens if I don't pass?

    A: You are eligible to re-take the exam after 30 days with a re-take price of USD$375. There is no limit on how many times you can re-take the exam. This is purchased directly through the IAPP website.


    Q: I need help with my registration or need special accommodations for testing, who do I ask?

    A: Questions about registration and inquiries for extended time for an exam should be directed to certification@iapp.org.


    Maintaining your Certification(s)


    Q: How do I maintain my certification(s)?

    A: Each certification requires 20 hours of Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credits every two years.


    Q: How many CPEs can I earn from attending the class?

    A: If you are already certified you can earn 6.5 CPEs/day (13/program). These are not automatically added to your account. You must Submit your CPEs here:



    Q: How can I earn CPEs?

    A: Attending events, web conferences and more. For more ways to earn CPEs:



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