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Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

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2 Days

12 CPD hours

About this course

Data Protection Officers
Data Protection Managers
Legal Compliance Officers
Security Manager
Information Managers
Anyone involved with data protection processes and programs


It will show the world that students know privacy laws and regulations and how to apply them, and that students know how to secure your place in the information economy. When students earn a CIPP credential, it means they’ve gained a foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice, including: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principals; legal requirements for handling and transferring data and more.


The Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) program, developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - the world's largest comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, was the first professional certification ever to be offered in information privacy. The CIPP/US credential demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.This course will provide you with a foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice, including: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principals; legal requirements for handling and transferring data and more.

Introduction to privacy
  • Modern history of privacy
  • Introduction to personal information
  • Overview of data protection roles
  • Summary of modern privacy frameworks
Structure of U.S. law
  • Structure and sources of U.S. law and relevant terms
  • Governmental bodies having privacy and information security authority
General Data Protection Regulation overview (GDPR)
  • High-level overview of the GDPR
  • Significance of the GDPR to U.S. organizations
  • Roles and responsibilities outlined in the law
California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA)
  • High-level overview of the newly passed California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
  • Scope
  • Consumer rights
  • Business obligations
  • Enforcement
Enforcement of U.S. privacy and security laws
  • Distinguishing between criminal and civil liability
  • Comparing federal and state authority
  • Theories of legal liability
  • Enforcement powers and responsibilities of government bodies, such as the FTC and state attorneys general
Information management from a U.S. perspective
  • Developing a privacy program
  • Role of privacy professionals and accountability
  • Employee training
  • User preferences
  • Managing vendors
  • Data classification
Federal versus state authority
  • Differences between federal and state authority
  • Preemption
  • Privacy laws in healthcare
  • Major components of HIPAA
  • Development of HITECH
  • Privacy protections mandated by other significant healthcare laws
Financial privacy
  • Goals of financial privacy laws
  • Key concepts of FCRA, FACTA and GLBA
  • Red Flags Rule, Dodd-Frank and consumer protection laws
  • Privacy rights and protections under FERPA
  • Recent amendments provided by PPRA and NCLBA
Telecommunications and marketing
  • Rules and regulations of telecommunications entities
  • Laws that govern marketing
  • Addressing privacy in the digital advertising
Law enforcement and privacy
  • Privacy laws on intercepting communication
  • Telecommunications industry and law enforcement
  • Laws ensuring rights to financial privacy
National security and privacy
  • Rules and regulations on intercepting communication
  • Evolution of the law
  • Collaboration of government agencies and private companies to improve cybersecurity
Civil litigation and privacy
  • Privacy issues related to litigation
  • Electronic discovery, redaction and protective orders
  • U.S. discovery rules versus foreign laws
Legal overview of workplace privacy
  • Federal and state laws regulating and protecting employee privacy
  • Federal laws prohibiting discrimination
Privacy before, during and after employment
  • Lifecycle of employee privacy
  • Background screening
  • Employee monitoring
  • Investigating misconduct and termination
  • Antidiscrimination laws
  • Bring your own device policies
State data security laws
  • State laws impacting data security
  • Social Security number use regulation
  • Laws governing data destruction
Data breach notification laws
  • Scope of state data breach notification law
  • Nine elements of state data breach notification laws
  • Major differences in state laws
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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