The CIPT is the first and only certification of its kind worldwide. It was launched by the IAPP in 2014 to meet the growing need that only tech pros can fill—securing data privacy at all stages of IT product and service lifecycles.
The CIPT credential shows you’ve got the knowledge to build your organisation’s data protection structures from the ground up. With regulators worldwide calling for tech professionals to factor data protection into their products and services, the job market for privacy-trained IT pros has never been stronger.
Whether you work in the public or private sector, data privacy skills are quickly becoming a must-have—and that’s a great opportunity for you.
The CIPT certification also holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012.
CIPT course includes:
Textbooks: Privacy in Technology: Standards and Practices for Engineers and Security and IT & Introduction to IT Privacy: A Handbook for Technologists
1 Year IAPP Membership
Module 1: Fundamentals of Information Privacy
Unit 1: Common Principles and Approaches to Privacy
This unit includes a brief description of privacy, an introduction to types of information, an overview of information risk management and a summary of modern privacy principles.
Unit 2: Jurisdiction and Industries
This unit introduces the major privacy models employed around the globe and provides an overview of privacy and data protection regulation by jurisdictions and by industry sectors.
Unit 3: Information Security: Safeguarding Personal Information
This unit presents introductions to information security, including definitions, elements, standards, and threats/vulnerabilities, as well as introductions to information security management and governance, including frameworks, controls, cryptography, and identity and access management (IAM).
Unit 4: Online Privacy: Using Personal Information on Websites and with Other Internet-related Technologies
This unit discusses the web as a platform, as well as privacy considerations for sensitive online information, including policies and notices, access, security, authentication identification and data collection. Additional topics include children’s online privacy, email, searches, online marketing and advertising, social media, online assurance, cloud computing and mobile devices.
Module 2: Privacy in Technology
Unit 1: Understanding the Need for Privacy in the IT Environment
This unit describes the impact which regulatory activities, security threats, advances in technology and the increasing proliferation of social networks have on IT departments.
Unit 2: Core Privacy Concepts
This unit discusses how developing information lifecycle plans, data identification and classification systems, and data flow diagrams will make privacy compliance more attainable.
Unit 3: Regulations and Standards Impacting Privacy in IT
This unit introduces privacy laws, regulations and standards that can help IT professionals design better privacy programmes and systems to handle personal information throughout the data lifecycle.
Unit 4: Privacy in Systems and Applications
This unit develops an understanding of the risks inherent in the IT environment and how to address them.
Unit 5: Online Privacy Issues
This unit presents information about online threats, threat prevention and the role of IT professionals to ensure proper handling of user data.
Unit 6: De-identifying and Anonymising Personally Identifiable Information
This unit describes the importance of personally identifiable information and methods for ensuring its protection.
Unit 7: Cloud Computing
This unit discusses privacy and security concerns associated with cloud services, and standards that exist to advise on their use.
Critical data protection concepts and practices that impact IT
Consumer data protection expectations and responsibility
How to bake privacy into early stages of IT products and services for cost control, accuracy and speed-to-market
How to establish data protection practices for data collection and transfer
How to preempt data protection issues in the Internet of Things
How to factor data protection into data classification and emerging tech such as cloud computing, facial recognition and surveillance
How to communicate data protection issues with partners such as management, development, marketing and legal.
Individuals who need an understanding of the principles of information privacy in technology and those interested in pursuing CIPT certification, including.
Data Protection Officers
IT Managers and Administrators
IT Security specialist
Anyone who builds and develops IT systems
IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) Exam