Introduction to the US privacy environment (BoK I)

Let’s dive into the first domain on the CIPP/US exam and introduce US law as it relates to privacy.


  • Conclusion to course (and Domain) on the US privacy environment Video — 00:10:29
    • You made it through Course 2! Let’s sum up the high points.

  • Information management from a US perspective 6: Vendor management (BoK IC, J) Video — 00:17:06
    • Addressing vendors and third parties who access or process data covered by privacy laws.

  • Information management from a US perspective 4: Online privacy (BoK IC, H) Video — 00:24:15
    • Online privacy and the many technical and legal issues, and intersections with information security.

  • Information management from a US perspective 2: Incident response (BoK IC, D) Video — 00:23:00
    • Incident response programs and privacy implications.

  • Enforcement of US privacy and security laws 2: Federal and state enforcement, cross-border, self-regulation (BoK IB, E-H) Video — 00:16:50
    • How federal and state authorities enforce laws, cross-border enforcement and self-regulation.

  • Structure of US law 2: Regulators, state AGs, understanding (BoK IA, D-E) Video — 00:20:30
    • Let’s talk about who enforces privacy-related rules and discuss how to understand those rules.

  • Introduction to course/domain (BoK Domain I) Video — 00:13:07
    • Introducing the US privacy environment, the first and foundational domain out of the five in the CIPP/US Body of Knowledge.

  • Information management from a US perspective 7: International transfers, GDPR, APEC, multinational conflicts (BoK IC, K-M) Video — 00:23:31
    • International transfers of data and laws such as Europe’s GDPR (the groundbreaking privacy law), OECD, APEC and related issues.

  • Information management from a US perspective 5: Privacy notices/policies (BoK IC, I) Video — 00:18:12
    • Privacy policies and privacy notices, an essential part of a privacy program and compliance.

  • Information management from a US perspective 3: Training, accountability, data retention (BoK IC, E-G) Video — 00:19:01
    • Workforce training, organization privacy accountability and data retention (FACTA).

  • CIPPUS course 2 review questions Assessment
  • Information management from a US perspective 1: Data sharing, privacy programs, user preferences (BoK IC A-C) Video — 00:24:16
    • Data sharing, inventory, classification and developing privacy programs and managing user preferences.

  • Enforcement of US privacy and security laws 1: Criminal and civil liability (BoK IB, A-D) Video — 00:12:14
    • A discussion of how people or organizations can be held legally liable, and under what conditions.

  • Structure of US law 1: Branches, sources, definitions (BoK IA, A-C) Video — 00:17:34
    • We cover the branches of government, sources of law and legal rules and some definitions.


Course description

The US privacy environment sets the stage and is an important domain. We will look at the foundations of US law, including government, laws and regulations and how they come to be and are enforced. We will dig into information management from this perspective, how it relates to data, privacy programs, incident response, training, international considerations and more.

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John Bandler is a lawyer, consultant, speaker, teacher, and author in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, privacy, investigations, and more. He is the founder of Bandler Law Firm PLLC and Bandler Group LLC, legal and consulting practices that help organizations and individuals with cybersecurity, the prevention and investigation of cybercrime, privacy, compliance, risk management, and governance. John has expertise in many subjects, holds a number of certifications, and is a prolific writer and speaker. His first book is Cybersecurity for the Home and Office, his second book is Cybercrime Investigations, an extensive resource regarding the law, technology, process, and skills regarding the investigation of cybercrime. John has authored articles on a range of topics and teaches professionals and students at the undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. Before entering private practice, John served in government as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted criminal offenses ranging from cybercrime, virtual currency money laundering, and traditional street crimes and frauds. Prior to that, he served as a state trooper in the New York State Police providing full police services to the local community.

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