CIPP/​E Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe)

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CIPP/E Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe)

The “what” of privacy, and why you need it, the IAPP offers the most encompassing, up-to-date and sought-after global training and certification program for privacy and data protection. The Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) helps organisations around the world bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices, and arms practitioners with the insight needed to add more value to their businesses.

CIPP/E is the premier certification to understand data protection requirements for Europe. Developed in collaboration with leading law firms, the CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.

With the power of ANSI/ISO accreditation behind it, a CIPP/E credential elevates your professional profile by deepening your knowledge and improving your job effectiveness.  The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) constantly updates the certification exams, textbooks and training to reflect the latest advances in privacy. The CIPP/E includes critical topics like the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the GDPR.

The top five reasons why the IAPP certification are sure to advance your organisation:

  • The CIPP is the global industry standard for professionals entering and working in the field of privacy.
  • Achieving a CIPP/E credential demonstrates understanding of a principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy within the European context, including critical topics like the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and GDPR (including Mandatory DPOs).
  • You’ll be recognised as part of an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy and data protection practitioners.
  • Holding a CIPP/E designation elevates your leadership profile among your colleagues.
  • The CIPP/E is a key benchmark among top employers for hiring and promoting privacy professionals.

Our Trainers Make the Difference

  • Rod Organ

    Rod is a programme director and privacy consultant with over 25 years’ experience implementing critical programs and projects at some of the world's largest organisations

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Learning Outcomes

The CIPP/E Body of Knowledge (BoK) outlines the concepts and topics you will need to master and understand in order to become certified:

  • Introduction to European Data Protection
  • European Regulatory Institutions
  • Legislative Framework
  • Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation
  • International Data Transfers

Who Should Attend

The GDPR includes among its mandates the requirement to appoint knowledgeable DPOs (data protection officers) tasked with monitoring compliance, managing internal data protection activities, training data processing staff, conducting internal audits and more. There’s a lot to know, there’s a lot at stake and there’s a lot of opportunity for privacy professionals with the right training and education.

This course is suitable for:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Privacy Professionals
  • Audit Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Information Security Professionals

Course Contents

1. Introduction to European Data Protection

  • Origins and Historical Context of Data Protection Law
  • European Union Institutions
  • Legislative Framework

2. European Data Protection Law and Regulation

  • Data Protection Concepts
  • Territorial and Material Scope of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Data Processing Principles
  • Lawful Processing Criteria
  • Information Provision Obligations
  • Data Subjects’ Rights
  • Security of Personal Data
  • Accountability Requirements
  • International Data Transfers
  • Supervision and enforcement
  • Consequences for GDPR violations

3. Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation

  • Employment Relationship
  • Surveillance Activities
  • Direct Marketing
  • Internet Technology and Communications

The CIPP/E body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics you need to know to become certified. It also has an exam blueprint that indicates how many questions from each topic area you can expect on the exam. We recommend you download and read the following publications provided by the IAPP:

  • The Zoom experience was quite effective, breaking out into break rooms for practice activities, etc. Good means for live virtual training. Thanks Rod for the course.

    Live Virtual Training | 2022


CIPT Certified Information Privacy Technologist

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Fees per person

$2800 + gst

COMBINATION PRICING: takes two Privacy courses together and receive a $500 discount

What’s Included in your training:

  • 2 days of Tier-1 instructor-led training
  • Official course notes provided by IAPP
  • Official IAPP Certificate Exam voucher
  • 12 months of IAPP Professional Membership


Exams & Other Information

Certificate Exam

The IAPP uses computer-based exams, which are administered through Pearson VUE testing centres at locations throughout the world. Available testing centres can be viewed upon scheduling an exam. You will receive your results immediately upon concluding your exam, and a confirmation print out will be provided by the testing centre. Exam results will update in the IAPP system after one business day.

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 percent). Typically, passing scores range between 65 and 80 percent correct, depending on the program and exam form.

Candidates unsuccessful on the examination are permitted to sit for the next exam administration at a reduced fee of $375.

Additional Resources provided by the IAPP
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IAPP offers its training in a modular format using 2-day courses. By combining your CIPP/E certification with the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) 2-day course, you’ll be uniquely equipped to fulfil the DPO requirements of the GDPR. The CIPP/E relates to the knowledge a DPO must have concerning the European legal framework of the legislation, and the CIPM the theoretical aspects necessary to lead an organisation’s data protection efforts. Talk to ALC about a combined course discount!