The CIPT is the first and only certification of its kind worldwide. It was launched by the IAPP in 2014 and updated in early 2023 to meet the growing need that only tech pros can fill—securing data privacy at all stages of IT product and service lifecycles.
Whether you work in the public or private sector, data privacy skills are quickly becoming a must-have—and that’s a great opportunity for you.
The CIPT certification also holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012
What will you learn?
This course has two programmatic modules, the first four areas focus on the fundamentals of data protection. The second module takes the fundamentals and puts it into practice.
MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Information 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.
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.
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).
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
This unit highlights the impact that regulatory activities, security threats, advances in technology and the increasing proliferation of social networks have on IT departments.
This unit reveals how privacy compliance becomes more attainable through developing information lifecycle plans, data identification and classification systems and data flow diagrams.
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.
This unit develops an understanding of the risks inherent in the IT environment and how to address them.
This unit presents information about online threats, threat prevention and the role of IT professionals in ensuring proper handling of user data.
This unit reveals the importance of personally identifiable information and methods for ensuring its protection.
This unit evaluates privacy and security concerns associated with cloud services, and standards that exist to advise on their use.
There are no prerequisites for this course but attendees would benefit from a review of the materials on the IAPP site.
1 years membership of the IAPP
Refreshments & Lunch (Classroom courses only)
Official Study Guides
Official Practice Exam
The Exam Fees
The CIPT credential shows you’ve got the knowledge to build your organisation’s data protection structures from the ground up. With regulators worldwide calling for tech professionals to factor data protection into their products and services, the job market for privacy-trained IT pros has never been stronger. As a result, the CIPT is targeted towards;
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