One mistake is all it takes. One unintentional mishandling of personal data can wreak havoc on your organization. Fines, legal sanctions, and loss of trust in your brand can result – and that’s just for starters. Organizations handling individuals' data are required to conform to various regional data privacy laws and regulations, which is generating an immense amount of demand for training and certification on this topic.
What is the International Association for Privacy Professionals?
IAPP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers, and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the organization is committed to providing a forum for privacy professionals to share best practices, track trends, advance privacy management issues, standardize the designations for privacy professionals, and provide education and guidance on opportunities in the field of information privacy.
IAPP has more than 500 corporate members, over 25,000 individual members and 14,000 certified professionals.
We are able to offer all three of IAPP’s certifications:
The "what" of privacy laws and regulations
There are four CIPP concentrations, each focused on a specific region or sector including Canada, Europe, U.S. Government and U.S. private-sector. Sign up for CIPP classes here.
The "how" of privacy operations
The world's first and only certification in privacy program management. You'll learn how to create a company vision, structure a privacy team, develop and implement a privacy program framework, measure performance - and more.
The “how” of privacy in technology
Launched in 2014 to meet the growing need that only technology professionals can fill – securing data privacy at all stages of IT product and service lifecycles. You’ll learn critical privacy concepts and practices that impact IT, consumer privacy expectations and responsibility, how to establish privacy practices for data collection and transfer, how to preempt privacy issues in the Internet of Things – and more.
**Students of each course receive textbooks, participant guides, an exam voucher and a one-year membership to IAPP. **
Who should take these courses? Here is the great news with this content area – you are already talking with the appropriate decision makers and students! Departments of information technology, risk management and human resources are commonly responsible for data privacy within an organization. Furthermore, the need for data privacy familiarity often extends in the technical realm to database administrators and network security professionals, as well as C suite executives responsible for corporate compliance and policy.