IAPP CIPP/E Learning Path

Learn about privacy law, the rights of individuals and the common body of knowledge.

9 hours, 22 minutes

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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.



CIPPE Practice Exam

Assessment - 23 questions

Origins and Historical Context of Data Protection Law

Course - 00:53:00

In this course, you'll explore the details of privacy and data protection. You'll look at why privacy is important, possible risks to individuals, different privacy laws around the globe and more.
European Union institutions

Course - 00:47:00

In this course, you'll discover necessary background context by looking at the history of the Council of Europe and the EU. Explore human rights policies, the formation of the EU and the concept of individual privacy as a human right.
EU Legislative framework

Course - 00:38:00

Beginning in 1950, you'll look at the timeline of data protection law and the foundations of the GDPR. You'll dig deeper into the EU's well-known GDPR legislation and see who it does and does not apply to.
Data protection concepts and scope

Course - 00:48:00

Now we dive deeper into the GDPR! In this course, we'll look at the different types of data mentioned in the GDPR, the concepts of anonymization and pseudonymization, different types of organizations, organizational powers and more.
Data processing principles

Course - 00:43:00

In this course, we'll take a closer look at the privacy principles and everything that goes with them. We'll explore their relationship to the OECD and Privacy Shield Principles, and look at the concepts of purpose, accuracy, data quality and data retention.
Lawful processing criteria

Course - 00:46:00

How and when can you lawfully process data? This course explores the balance of power and the basis for processing, the problem with consent, legal basis for special category data and more.
Transparency and data subjects’ rights

Course - 01:00:00

In this course, you'll look at privacy notices, subject access requests, erasure, rectification, objection, automated decision-making and more.
Obligations of controllers and processors

Course - 00:58:00

Exploring the details of controllers and processor obligations under the GDPR, beginning with accountability and documentation and moving on to data privacy impact assessments, data protection by design and default, DPOs and more.
Security and data breaches

Course - 00:40:00

A discussion on the scope of what the law requires in regards to information security, its scope and application to an organization, including data breaches and managing third parties.
International data transfer

Course - 00:49:00

In this course, you'll learn why data transfers are an issue. You'll see how to justify international data transfers across the globe and how to apply each mechanism correctly, focusing on the EU-US relationship.
Powers of the regulator

Course - 00:28:00

In this course, you'll explore the role of the supervisory authority, the relationship between certain regulations, the enforcement powers of the supervisory authorities and more.
Application of the law

Course - 00:40:00

How the GDPR applies and interacts with human resources, surveillance, direct marketing and employment law.

Meet the author

Ralph O'Brien

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

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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