The Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) is an independent qualification developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). First launched in 2004, the CIPP/E demonstrates your understanding of European privacy laws and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Holding the award will enhance your career prospects by joining a highly decorated group of globally recognised data protection professionals. Through consultation with its global community of information privacy practitioners and lawyers, the IAPP ensures its CIPP/E curriculum is always relevant and up to date.
The Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) is the European version of the IAPP CIPP credential, covering laws and regulations. This accredited CIPP/E training course provides data protection officers (DPOs) and other professionals involved in compliance or privacy-based roles with comprehensive knowledge of the European legislative framework. It includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR), and related legislation. The course covers key terminology, and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.
The course is delivered online for convenience and for the significant environmental and sustainability benefits it offers. Delegates can gain a recognised practitioner-level workplace qualification at home or from their desk by attending four consecutive 4-hour live online sessions across one week. This accredited IAPP course prepares participants for the 150-minute multiple-choice IAPP Exam.
This 2 day course is broken into eleven modules includes:
Introduces key European data protection laws and regulatory bodies, describing the evolution toward a Harmonised European Legislative Framework.
Defines and differentiates between types of data-including personal, anonymous, pseudo-anonymous and special categories.
Describes the roles and relationships of controllers and processors.
Defines data processing and GDPR processing principles, Explains the application of the GDPR and outlines the legitimate bases for processing personal data.
Explains controller obligations for providing information about data processing activities to data subjects and Supervisory Authorities.
Describes data subjects' rights, applications of rights and obligations controller and processor.
Discusses considerations and duties of controllers and processors for Ensuring security of personal data and providing notification of data breaches.
Investigates accountability requirements, data protection management systems, data protection impact assessments, privacy policies and the role of the data protection officer.
Outlines options and obligations for transferring data outside the European Economic Area, Decisions adequacy and appropriateness safeguards and derogations.
Describes the role, powers and procedures or Supervisory Authorities; the composition and tasks of the European Data Protection Board; the role of the European Data Protection Supervisor; and remedies, liabilities and penalties for non-compliance.
Discusses the applications of European data protection law, legal bases and compliance requirements for processing personal data in practice, employers-including processing employee data, surveillance, direct marketing, Internet technology and communications and outsourcing.
The CIPP/E 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 CIPP/E certification holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012.
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What you will learn
IAPP exams have gained a reputation for being difficult to pass. Both Freevacy and the IAPP strongly recommend careful preparation, even for experienced professionals.
The following information about the CIPP/E examination is an extract from documentation provided to delegates by the IAPP. For the full details please review the IAPP Privacy Certification Candidate Handbook 2023 and the CIPP/E Examination Blueprint.
IAPP certification programmes are designed to differentiate between candidates who do and who do not possess the knowledge required to be considered minimally qualified privacy professionals. All questions are multiple choice with some relating to scenarios. Each question has only one correct answer. Each item (question) consists of a clearly written question (stem), a correct or best response (key) that should be apparent to minimally qualified candidates and three incorrect responses (distractors) that will be plausible to not-minimally qualified candidates. Note that it is each candidate’s responsibility to be prepared for exams by being familiar with all elements of the Bodies of Knowledge.
The candidate is encouraged to read each question carefully. The stem may be in the form of an actual question or an incomplete statement. An exam question may require the candidate to choose the most appropriate answer based on a qualifier, such as MOST likely or BEST.
|Total number of questions||90|
|Exam duration||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Passing score||300 out of 500|
The examination blueprint indicates the minimum and maximum number of items that are included on the CIPP/E examination from the major areas of the Body of Knowledge. Questions may be asked from any of the listed topics under each area.
On all IAPP certification exams, each item has equal value and is scored as correct or incorrect. Unanswered items are considered incorrect, and there is no additional penalty for incorrect answers.
It is the policy of the IAPP to provide testing accommodations to candidates with qualifying disabilities to ensure each candidate a comparable opportunity for success on exams. We require 30 days notice in order to arrange special accommodations. Please do not schedule an exam until the IAPP approves your request. After exam purchase, submit your request and supporting documentation using the forms provided on the IAPP website.
All IAPP examinations are administered in English. In addition, the CIPP/E exam is available in French and German.
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