The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) is the first and only qualification in privacy programme management. Developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in 2013, the CIPM is the perfect companion to both the IAPP CIPP/E and BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection. Holders of the award develop an understanding of the capabilities required to implement, maintain and manage a privacy programme through every stage of its lifecycle. Through consultation with its global community of information privacy practitioners and lawyers, the IAPP ensures its CIPM curriculum is always relevant and up to date.


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CIPM IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager 2 May 23 4 X 4hr Sessions Online Book now
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IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Starts: 2 May 23

Duration: 4 X 4hr Sessions

Location: Online

Book now

IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Starts: 3 Jul 23

Duration: 4 X 4hr Sessions

Location: Online

Book now

IAPP CIPM: Course Contents

This certified information privacy manager course from the IAPP provides data protection officers (DPOs) and other professionals involved in compliance or privacy based roles with extensive information on how to implement and manage a privacy programme within your organisation. It means that you will be regarded as the go-to person for day-to-day operations when it comes to data protection.

The course, which is traditionally taught in a classroom setting over 2-days, is now available online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates can gain a recognised workplace qualification whether they're working at their desk or from home by attending four x 3.5 hour live online sessions across four consecutive days.

IAPP CIPM Course Contents

This 2 day course is broken into ten modules includes:

Module 1: Introduction to privacy program management

Identifies privacy program management responsibilities, and describes the role of accountability in privacy program management.

Module 2: Privacy governance

Examines considerations for developing and implementing a privacy program, including the position of the privacy function within the organization, role of the DPO, program scope and charter, privacy strategy, support and ongoing involvement of key functions and privacy frameworks.

Module 3: Applicable laws and regulations

Discusses the regulatory environment, common elements across jurisdictions and strategies for aligning compliance with organizational strategy.

Module 4: Data assessments

Relates practical processes for creating and using data inventories/maps, gap analyses, privacy assessments, privacy impact assessments/data protection impact assessments and vendor assessments.

Module 5: Policies

Describes common types of privacy-related policies, outlines components and offers strategies for implementation.

Module 6: Data subject rights

Discusses operational considerations for communicating and ensuring data subject rights, including privacy notice, choice and consent, access and rectification, data portability, and erasure and the right to be forgotten.

Module 7: Training and awareness

Outlines strategies for developing and implementing privacy training and awareness programs.

Module 8: Protecting personal information

Examines a holistic approach to protecting personal information through privacy by design.

Module 9: Data breach incident plans

Provides guidance on planning for and responding to a data security incident or breach.

Module 10: Measuring, monitoring and auditing program performance

Relates common practices for monitoring, measuring, analyzing and auditing privacy program performance.

The certified information privacy manager certification program was developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), which is the world’s largest comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

The CIPM also holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012.

Who should attend?

Who should attend the IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager?

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Managers
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Information Managers
  • Auditors
  • Security Managers
  • Anyone involved with data protection processes and programmes

What you will learn

  • How to create a company vision
  • How to structure the privacy team
  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework
  • How to communicate to stakeholders
  • How to create Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • How to measure performance
  • How to respond to a security incident
  • The privacy program operational lifecycle