Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) is a well-known certification accredited by ISACA to validate the skills required to design, assess, and implement privacy solutions. It helps to build customer and stakeholders’ trust and mitigates the risks of non-compliance. It also validates the Data Analyst’s or Data Scientist’s ability to maintain the data lifecycle and guide other departments of the organization on privacy compliance and the best data practices.
This comprehensive blog is to explore and provide an overview of contents and concepts covered in ISACA CDPSE domain 1.
ISACA CDPSE Domain 1: Privacy Governance
Privacy governance is the first domain of CDPSE that covers 34% of the exam. It covers governance and management of privacy program concepts and how to perform risk management. Individuals and organizations require privacy governance skills to manage all aspects of privacy inside the organization. These abilities allow organizations to design and implement privacy policies, privacy programs, and legal and regulatory.
There are three sub domains under privacy governance.
Governance is a framework that includes policies, procedures, and rules organizations use to protect personal data and information from attacks. The following is the list of topics covered in this section.
Personal Data and Information: It defines an individual’s personal data and information and its importance.
Privacy Laws and Standards across Jurisdictions: It defines various privacy laws and standards the organization implements.
Application of Privacy Laws and Regulations
Privacy Protection Legal Models
Privacy Laws and Regulations
Privacy Principles and Frameworks
Privacy Self-Regulation standards
Privacy Documentation: The set of policies and procedures are documented for reference to maintain the privacy standards in an organization.
Types of documentation: Privacy Notice, Consent Form, Privacy Policies, Records of Processing, Corrective Action Plan, Data Protection Impact Assessment, System of Record Notices, Personal Information Inventory, and other documentation.
Legal Purpose, Consent, and Legitimate Interest: This section defines the lawful basics of processing data. The individual gives consent to process the personal data for a specific purpose. Sometimes, personal data is used for processing without the individual consent to meet the particular purpose.
Data Subject Rights: This section covers the various data subject rights under GDPR, such as the Right to Access Personal Data, the Right to Restrict Data Processing, the Right to Data Portability, and other rights
Privacy Management helps the organization conduct privacy assessments, awareness training, and incidents that lead to unauthorized disclosure of personal data. This section covers the following concepts of management:
Roles and Responsibilities Related to Data
Privacy Training and Awareness
Content and Delivery”
Measuring Training and Awareness
Vendor and Third-Party Management
Privacy Incident Management
Risk Management is defined as a process of identifying, assessing, and reducing the risks in an organization. This section covers the following concepts of risk management:
Risk Management Process
Problematic Data Actions Affecting Privacy
Methods for Exploiting Vulnerabilities
Privacy Harms and Problems
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
Established PIA methods in Canadian, UK, Singapore, and Philippines Governance
NIST Privacy Risk Assessment Methodology
EU GDPR DPIA Methodology
Concepts covered in CDPSE Domain 1: Privacy Governance
Domain 1 of CDPSE covers the concepts of privacy governance, privacy management and risk management. So, by the end of domain 1, you will be able to:
Identify the internal and external privacy requirements for the organization’s privacy governance and risk management practices and programs.
Participate in developing procedures that adhere to privacy policies and business requirements.
Participate in managing and assessing vendor and other external parties’ service levels, contracts, and practices.
Participate in the privacy incident management process.
Participate in evaluating privacy policies and programs to ensure they adhere to industry best practices and legal and regulatory requirements.
Collaborate with other professionals to ensure that privacy practices and programs are followed for designing, developing, and implementing applications, systems, and infrastructure.
Collaborate with cybersecurity experts on the security risk assessment to address risk mitigation and privacy compliance.
Develop and implement a prioritization process for privacy practices.
Develop, monitor, and report performance metrics and trends related to privacy practices.
Participate in privacy training and awareness programs on privacy practices.
Generate a report on the outcomes and status of privacy programs.
Coordinate or execute privacy impact assessments (PIA) and privacy-focused assessments.
Identify issues required for remediation and opportunities for process improvement.
Privacy governance is the most desirable skill required in fast-moving organizations that must prove the importance of privacy governance and regulations such as GDPR, which can impose severe financial and reputational impact on organizations that fail to implement privacy governance.
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