How to Begin a Career in Privacy

Published on May 11, 2022

As the opportunities to collect, process and transfer personal information grow with each new technological innovation, so do the risks. More and more of our lives are moving online. As a result, governments around the world are introducing strict privacy laws to protect the data rights of individuals and ensure that organisations processing their personal data do so with due regard. In a world where cross-border data transfers are essential to our global digital economy, organisations require experienced and knowledgeable privacy professionals to ensure they comply with data protection laws and regulations in the countries they operate.

We recently wrote an article for about the benefits and opportunities of pursuing a career as a privacy professional. The article look at the implications of the skills shortage and how that creates opportunities to learn and advance. While the earning potential is significant, privacy is also considered an ethical career path, given its implications on social justice and preserving a fundamental human right.

Before entering into a career in privacy, you will need to develop new skills and knowledge. One of the best ways to become or advance your career as a privacy professional is to attend a certified training course. This article contains some tips for choosing the right professional certification for you.

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