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IAPP – Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)


CIPP/E – Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Duration: 2 full days
Textbook + Certification Exam Voucher included
Complimentary 1st-year IAPP professional membership

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Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

Achieving a CIPP/E credential shows you have the comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in Europe, as well as understand its affects to companies in the US—and to take advantage of the career opportunity this sweeping legislation represents.

The global gold standard in European data protection certification.

This two-day training encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key data protection terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.

The CIPP/E program was developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), which is the world’s largest comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. The CIPP/E certification holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012.

What You Will Learn:

  • Data Protection Laws
  • Personal Data, Rights, and Processing Considerations
  • Accountability, Compliance, and Enforcement
  • International Data Transfers
  • Information Provision

The CIPP/E body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics you need to know to become certified. We also provide an exam blueprint that gives the approximate number of questions from each topic area on the exam.

This course is currently offered online as a LIVE Virtual Instructor-Led offering (VILT) and occasionally Live in San Francisco. Our instructors are certified CIPP/E professionals working in Privacy positions in industry.


Textbook Option

Print, Digital

VILT Dates

Apr 16-17, July 15-16, Sept 16-17

Target Audience

Who should attend?

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Managers
  • Auditors
  • Legal Compliance Officers
  • Security Manager
  • Information Managers
  • Anyone involved with data protection processes and programs


Course Syllabus

Module 1: Data Protection Laws

Introduces key European data protection laws and regulatory bodies, describing the evolution toward a Harmonized European 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 obligations controller and processor.

Module 7: Security or 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, 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, Decisions adequacy and appropriateness safeguards and derogations.

Module 10: Super Visions and Enforcement

Describes the role, powers and procedures or 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, employers-including processing employee data, surveillance, direct marketing, Internet technology and communications and outsourcing.



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