IAPP Certification Programs

We live in an information economy. And as data becomes today’s most valuable currency, the risk associated with it continues to skyrocket.

Professionals who understand these risks—and the global information management practices needed to safeguard data—are in high demand.


That's where IAPP certification comes in.

Only the IAPP offers information privacy certification programs specifically designed for professionals who manage, handle and access data, and recognized and respected by employers the world over.

StudySmart is an official Authorized Training Partner for the International Association of Privacy


Professionals (IAPP). We are offering official training sessions, which include:

• Official courseware

• Authorized instructors (with actual professional experience)

• Certification examination vouchers (for both CIPP/E & CIPM)

• Exam preparation decks



(A) Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

Data Protection in Europe covers the essential pan-European and national data protection laws, as well as industry-standard best practices for corporate compliance with these laws. Those taking this course will gain an understanding of the European model for privacy enforcement, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.

The training is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s ANSI accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification program.

What You'll Learn?

  • Introduction to European Data Protection;

  • European Regulatory Institutions;

  • Legislative Framework;

  • Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation;

  • International Data Transfers.


Target audience:

  • Data Protection Officers;

  • Data Protection Lawyers;

  • Records Managers;

  • Information Officers;

  • Compliance Officers;

  • Human Resource Officers;

  • Anyone who uses, processes and maintains personal data.


Prerequisites: None


Course content / topics

Module 1: Data Protection Laws

Introduces key European data protection laws and regulatory bodies, describing the evolution toward a harmonised 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

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.


(B) Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Privacy Program Management is the how-to training on implementing a privacy program framework, managing the privacy program operational lifecycle and structuring a knowledgeable, high-performing privacy team. Those taking this course will learn the skills to manage privacy in an organization through process and technology—regardless of jurisdiction or industry.

The Principles of Privacy Program Management training is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s ANSI accredited Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification program.


What You'll Learn?

  • How to create a company vision

  • How to structure the privacy team

  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework

  • How to communicate to stakeholders

  • How to measure performance

  • The privacy program operational lifecycle


Target audience:

  • Data Protection Officers

  • Data Protection Managers

  • Auditors

  • Legal Compliance Officers

  • Security Manager

  • Information Managers

  • Anyone involved with data protection processes and programs


Prerequisites: None

Course content / topics

Module 1: Introduction to privacy program management

Identifies privacy program management responsibilities, and describes the role of accountability in privacy program management.


Module 2: Privacy governance

Examines considerations for developing and implementing a privacy program, including the position of the privacy function within the organization, role of the DPO, program scope and charter, privacy strategy, support and ongoing involvement of key functions and privacy frameworks.


Module 3: Applicable laws and regulations

Discusses the regulatory environment, common elements across jurisdictions and strategies for aligning compliance with organizational strategy.


Module 4: Data assessments

Relates practical processes for creating and using data inventories/maps, gap analysis, privacy assessments, privacy impact assessments/data protection  impact assessments and vendor assessments.


Module 5: Policies

Describes common types of privacy-related policies, outlines components and offers strategies for implementation.


Module 6: Data subject rights

Discusses operational considerations for communicating and ensuring data subject rights, including privacy notice, choice and consent, access and rectification, data portability, and erasure and the right to be forgotten.


Module 7: Training and awareness

Outlines strategies for developing and implementing privacy training and awareness programs.


Module 8: Protecting personal information

Examines a holistic approach to protecting personal information through privacy by design.


Module 9: Data breach incident plans

Provides guidance on planning for and responding to a data security incident or breach.


Module 10: Measuring, monitoring and auditing program performance

Relates common practices for monitoring, measuring, analyzing and auditing privacy program performance.

Dates: TBA


Duration: 2 Days


Location: StudySmart, Marousi

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