CIPP/E-Certification Training

Strengthen your fundamentals of European and national data protection laws

  • Build your knowledge of information privacy within the European context
  • Understand the principles privacy professionals use to implement data security
  • Become a Data Protection Officer and explore career opportunities in Europe
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Strengthen Your Data Protection Skills

There's a dire need to manage and protect data in modern times. The Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) is the global standard for professionals who manage, handle and access data. The CIPP/E is the European edition that helps professionals understand security considerations within Europe.

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  • 2-Day live, instructor-led online training

  • Industry-validated courseware

  • Prepare for the CIPP/E certification exam

  • Real-world simulations and case studies

  • Gain proficiency in GDPR rules and regulations

  • Access a digital library of learning resources

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Learn with the help of practical individual and group exercises, quizzes, and activities

Strengthen Foundations

Learn concepts from scratch by learning through step-by-step guidance and detailed feedback

Continual Learning Support

Choose from monthly webinars, e-books, tutorials and more to strengthen your learning



There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Basic management knowledge is preferred.

Who Should Attend This Course

Data Privacy Professionals

IT Security Professionals


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What You Will Learn

Introduction to European Data Protection

Learn about the various European Union institutions and the legislative framework

European Regulatory Institutions

Understand European Data Protection Law and Regulation

Legislative Framework

Learn about Lawful Processing Criteria, Information Provision Obligations, and Data Subjects’ Rights

European Data Protection Law and Regulation

Understand the principles that govern employee data and surveillance by public authorities

International Data Transfers

Learn about the rules on international data transfers as per the European Commission

Global Data Privacy Regulations

Understand all about the GDPR principles within the European context

Transform Your Workforce

Build a Team of Data Protection Officers

Build a team of in-house Data Privacy Officers with ease. Ensure that they follow compliance and data protection policy within the organization, in accordance with the GDPR.

  • Custom Training Solutions
  • Experiential Learning
  • Learn by Doing Approach
  • Immediately Applicable Skills

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CIPP/E Curriculum

1. Origins and Historical Context of Data Protection Law

  • Rationale for data protection
  • Human rights laws
  • Early laws and regulations
  • The need for a harmonized European approach
  • The Treaty of Lisbon
  • A modernized framework

2. European Union Institutions

  • Council of Europe
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • European Parliament
  • European Commission
  • European Council
  • Court of Justice of the European Union

3. Legislative Framework

  • The Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Automatic Processing of Personal Data of 1981 (The CoE Convention)
  • The EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC)
  • The EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC) (ePrivacy Directive) – as amended
  • The EU Directive on Electronic Commerce (2000/31/EC)
  • European data retention regimes
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and related legislation

  • 1. Data Protection Concepts
  • Personal data
  • Sensitive personal data
  • Pseudonymous and anonymous data
  • Processing
  • Controller
  • Processor
  • Data subject

2. Territorial and Material Scope of the General Data Protection Regulation

  • Establishment in the EU
  • Non-establishment in the EU

3. Data Processing Principles

  • Fairness and lawfulness
  • Purpose limitation
  • Proportionality
  • Accuracy
  • Storage limitation (retention)
  • Integrity and confidentiality

4. Lawful Processing Criteria

  • Consent
  • Contractual necessity
  • Legal obligation, vital interests and public interest
  • Legitimate interests
  • Special categories of processing

5. Information Provision Obligations

  • Transparency principle
  • Privacy notices
  • Layered notices

6. Data Subjects’ Rights

  • Access
  • Rectification
  • Erasure and the right to be forgotten (RTBF)
  • Restriction and objection
  • Consent, including right of withdrawal
  • Automated decision making, including profiling
  • Data portability


7. Security of Personal Data

  • Appropriate technical and organizational measures

a. protection mechanisms (encryption, access controls, etc.)

  • Breach notification

a. Risk reporting requirements

  • Vendor Management
  • Data sharing

8. Accountability Requirements

  • Responsibility of controllers and processors

a. joint controllers

  • Data protection by design and by default
  • Documentation and cooperation with regulators
  • Data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

a. established criteria for conducting

  • Mandatory data protection officers
  • Auditing of privacy programs

9. International Data Transfers

  • Rationale for prohibition
  • Adequate jurisdiction
  • Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield
  • Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)
  • Codes of Conduct and Certifications
  • Derogations
  • Transfer impact assessments (TIAs)

10. Supervision and enforcement

  • Supervisory authorities and their powers
  • The European Data Protection Board
  • Role of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

11. Consequences for GDPR violations

  • Process and procedures
  • Infringements and fines
  • Class actions
  • Data subject compensation

1. Employment Relationship

  • Legal basis for processing of employee data
  • Storage of personnel records
  • Workplace monitoring and data loss prevention
  • EU Works councils
  • Whistleblowing systems
  • 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) programs

2. Surveillance Activities

  • Surveillance by public authorities
  • Interception of communications
  • Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
  • Geolocation
  • Biometrics / facial recognition

3. Direct Marketing

  • Telemarketing
  • Direct marketing
  • Online behavioural targeting

4. Internet Technology and Communications

  • Cloud computing
  • Web cookies
  • Search engine marketing (SEM)
  • Social networking services
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

a. Machine Learning

b. Ethical Issues

CIPP-E Certification FAQs

CIPP/E Training

During this two-day course, a variety of topics will be covered with the aim of giving you a strong base knowledge in global data privacy regulations in the European context. The following are the practical skills you’ll gain on course completion:

  • Learning about the various European Union institutions and the legislative framework
  • Understanding European Data Protection Law and Regulation
  • Learning about Lawful Processing Criteria, Information Provision Obligations, and Data Subjects’ Rights
  • Understanding the principles that govern employee data and surveillance by public authorities
  • Learning about the rules on international data transfers as per the European Commission

This workshop is apt for all who are involved with the privacy related tasks in their organization and want to certify their skills with a globally recognized credential.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course.


  • First-time Certification Exam costs $550 USD
  • Retake Certification Exam costs $375 USD

You will get more information here:

The exam has 90 questions with a duration of 2.5 hours

There are slight variations in the difficulty level of all IAPP exams. So, all raw scores (the number of questions answered correctly) are converted to a common scale ranging from 100 to 500. The passing score for all IAPP exams is 300 (which doesn’t automatically mean 60%). For further information, please refer to IAPP’s Certification Candidate Handbook Exam Information section beginning on page 10.

Workshop Experience

Currently, all our courses are offered online as live, interactive, trainer-led sessions where you will get to learn directly from the trainer with opportunities to discuss and clear doubts.

Our instructors are data management and privacy experts with several years of industry experience. They also have hands-on experience and will be able to tell you the practical aspects of what you are learning.

Our courses are delivered through live interactive virtual classrooms. Our training focuses on interactive learning, split across hands-on exercises, discussions, and team collaboration, all facilitated by expert instructors from IAPP. The focus is on finding practical solutions to real-world scenarios in various strategic environments, both big and small.

No, you do not need to record the sessions, the sessions will be auto recorded on our LMS, you will be able to refer to them.

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