ABOUT THIS COURSE
The Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) is an operational level qualification for IT professionals who require comprehensive knowledge about how to incorporate appropriate privacy controls into information and communications technology. Developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in 2014 and refreshed in 2020, the CIPT is the leading privacy-focused IT certification. In obtaining the CIPT, award holders demonstrate a greater understanding of the techniques necessary to ensure privacy measures in technology systems are aligned with compliance regulations such as the GDPR. By enhancing the privacy skills of your IT professionals, your organisation will be equipped with competent privacy technologists who are able to build and implement solutions that mitigate risk and increase productivity.
The inherent advantages of the technology we use every day are often in direct conflict with the right to privacy. While on the one hand, consumers actively entrust organisations with information about themselves, their demands for greater privacy, coupled with strong data protection laws such as the GDPR, mean that privacy is becoming an increasingly dominant issue for IT professionals.
As technology advances, so too does the need to collect, process, and transfer higher volumes of personal information. Unfortunately, weak systems with poor privacy controls inevitably lead to data assets being at risk of a breach, which leaves organisations vulnerable to significant fines and damage to their reputation.
Most IT certifications include only minimal information about privacy technology policies and implementation. The IAPP developed the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) programme to provide in-depth knowledge about emerging tools and technologies for this expanding field. The CIPT examines critical privacy concepts and practices in detail and includes a certification that grants technologists access to IAPP's vast global network, including hundreds of tools and resources to maintain and enhance their skill set. As a result, award holders will attain the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure their organisation's personal data assets are protected at every stage of the data lifecycle using the latest privacy-enhancing technology and techniques.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this accredited course, which is traditionally taught in a classroom setting over 2-days, is now provided safely across a secure WebEx platform with all the support and interactivity found in the classroom. Delegates can gain a recognised practitioner level workplace qualification at home or from their desk by attending four x 3.5 hour live online sessions across one week. This accredited IAPP course prepares participants for the 150-minute multiple-choice IAPP Exam.