Learning Path


Learn about data privacy regulations and how to implement them in daily operations.

What you will learn

The CIPM training path equips you with the knowledge needed to pass the IAPP’s CIPM exam and is designed to meet their Common Body of Knowledge. The CIPM takes the assumption that you are in charge of a new global privacy team for a global multinational. It uses this case study to run through the creation of a Personal Information Management System that creates a continually improving privacy program for the organization, in order to prepare you for the exam and for managing a real global privacy program in your own organization.

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Developing a privacy program

Course — 00:41:02

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0066, K0121, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0501, K0615, S0354, S0367, S0374

An exploration of developing a privacy program: the dangers, the challenges and the methods.

Privacy governance

Course — 00:26:49

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0066, K0101, K0121, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0411, K0504, K0615, S0027, S0354, S0367, S0374

An exploration of privacy governance challenges and skills.

Privacy program frameworks

Course — 00:38:25

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0047, K0066, K0084, K0121, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0615, S0147, S0354, S0367, S0374

A look at privacy frameworks, existing legislation and privacy technology.

Legal jurisdictions and global data flows

Course — 00:52:47

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0066, K0121, K0123, K0155, K0156, K0168, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0267, K0410, K0411, K0615, S0354, S0367, S0374

This course discusses existing legislation, standards and frameworks that can be utilized to build a roadmap for your privacy program. This includes a discussion of using these frameworks to best effect, and vendor tools and technology pros and cons.

Data assessments

Course — 01:02:33

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Exploring data assessments, data inventories, privacy risk assessments and more.


Course — 00:18:30

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0066, K0121, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0501, K0615, S0213, S0243, S0323, S0354, S0367, S0374

Exploring documentation: policies, procedures, document types and more.

Privacy rights

Course — 00:53:15

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0006, K0044, K0066, K0121, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0501, K0615, S0354, S0367, S0374

Exploring privacy rights and legislation.

Training and awareness

Course — 00:18:39

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Exploring training and awareness, including training methods, competency-based training and more.

Information security and protection of data

Course — 00:44:11

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0066, K0121, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0264, K0487, K0501, K0561, K0615, S0034, S0076, S0084, S0170, S0354, S0367, S0374

Exploring information security and data protection.

Managing a security breach

Course — 00:37:06

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Exploring the challenges of a security breach.

Continual improvement

Course — 00:43:38

K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0066, K0121, K0198, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0501, K0615, S0038, S0190, S0296, S0354, S0367, S0374

A look at continual improvement: understanding performance, exploring metrics, audit methodologies and more.

CIPM Practice Exam

Assessment — 35 questions — 00:17:30

Meet the author

Ralph is a trusted advisor on Global Privacy and Security compliance, practices and management. His experience includes strategic GDPR adoption programs, advisory services and assurance delivery in global multinational environments.

He has worked in a wide variety of industry sectors including Defense, Public Sector, Pharma and Financial Services, representing both multinational corporations and boutique specialist consultancies.

He continues to be a hands-on practitioner, combining business-level consultancy with training and technical experience. He was responsible for the first global joint 27001/25999 management system to be certified. With a focus on business processes and the protection of information, and an ethos of management assurance, risk management and knowledge transfer he continues to ensure effective protection of assets appropriate to the business needs of the client.

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How to claim CPEs

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