Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

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The CIPT is the first and only certification of its kind worldwide. It was launched by the IAPP in 2014 and updated in early 2020 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

About This Course

What will you learn?
  • Critical data protection concepts and practices that impact IT
  • Consumer data protection expectations and responsibility
  • How to bake privacy into early stages of IT products and services for cost control, accuracy and speed-to-market
  • How to establish data protection practices for data collection and transfer
  • How to pre-empt data protection issues in the Internet of Things
  • How to factor data protection into data classification and emerging tech such as cloud computing, facial recognition and surveillance
  • How to communicate data protection issues with partners such as management, development, marketing and legal.
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
  • 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.


There are no prerequisites for this course but attendees would benefit from a review of the materials on the IAPP site.

What's Included?

1 years membership of the IAPP

Refreshments & Lunch (Classroom courses only)

Course Slide deck

Official Study Guides

The Exam

Who Should Attend?

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;
  • Data Protection Officers
  • IT Managers and Administrators
  • Records Managers
  • System Developers
  • IT Security specialists

Our Guarantee
  • We are an approved IAPP Training Partner.
  • You can learn wherever and whenever you want with our robust classroom and interactive online training courses.
  • Our courses are taught by qualified practitioners with a minimum of 25 years commercial experience.
  • We strive to give our delegates the hands-on experience.
  • Our courses are all-inclusive with no hidden extras. The one-off cost covers the training, all course materials, and exam voucher.
  • Our aim: To achieve a 100% first time pass rate on all our instructor-led courses.
  • Our Promise: Pass first time or 'train' again for FREE.
    *FREE training offered for retakes - come back within a year and only pay for the exam.


Start date Location / delivery
11 Nov 2021 Live Online Book now

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