Learning Path



  • Data protection concepts and scope Course — 00:48:09
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0196, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0504, K0524, S0147

      A discussion on types of personal data and further definitions of roles assigned by the GDPR.

  • Data processing principles Course — 00:42:44
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0504, K0524, S0147

      A discussion of the application of the privacy principles and their role in data protection law.

  • Lawful processing criteria Course — 00:46:03
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0504, K0524

      A discussion on how to process data with lawful reasoning.

  • Transparency and data subjects’ rights Course — 00:59:48
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0260, K0261, K0262, S0147

      A discussion on the rights of the data subjects under the GDPR.

  • Obligations of controllers and processors Course — 00:58:27
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0260, K0261, K0262, S0147

      A discussion of controllers and processor obligations under the GDPR.

  • Security and data breaches Course — 00:40:10
    • K0003, K0004, K0005, K0044, K0168, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, S0147

      Exploring security and data breaches, and what the law requires.

  • International data transfer Course — 00:49:03
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0168, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0411

      Exploring international data transfer and its challenges.

  • Powers of the regulator Course — 00:28:16
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0168, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0411

      A discussion on the roles of the regulators and their enforcement powers.

  • Application of the law Course — 00:40:01
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0168, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0411

      The GDPR and its interactions with different laws.

  • EU Legislative framework Course — 00:38:03
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0341, K0504, K0524, S0147

      The timeline of data protection law and the extent of GDPR application.

  • European Union institutions Course — 00:47:03
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0222, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0341, K0524

      A discussion on the differences between the Council of Europe and the EU.

  • Origins and Historical Context of Data Protection Law Course — 00:52:59
    • K0003, K0004, K0044, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0524

      A discussion of privacy versus data protection and different approaches around the world.

  • CIPPE Practice Exam Assessment — 00:11:30


What you will learn

This learning path teaches you the necessary information to pass the IAPP CIPP/Europe, mapped to the common body of knowledge. As you progress through the 12 lessons, you will build up from core definitions of data protection law, the rights of individuals, The powers of the regulators and the obligations of organizations. These lessons are designed as an aid to enable both the passing of the IAPP exam and to further your own understanding of how to apply the law to a given situation, from first principles through to advanced interactions and concepts.

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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.

Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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