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European Privacy Training – CIPP/E Online Training & Certification Course
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Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Europe (CIPP/E) certification is developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  This certification is intended for the professionals to enhance their knowledge and establish them as an expert in data protection. The training covers the concepts of data privacy and data protection, European data protection laws and regulations, 99 articles of GDPR regulation, and more. The CIPP/E certification recognises and demonstrates your knowledge in the various parts of the Information Privacy by analyzing your skills .

CIPP/E Course Highlights

  • 32 Hrs of Instructor-led Training
  • IAPP Official Training Partner
  • IAPP e-Book & Notes
  • Career-oriented Skill-based Course
  • Approved and Certified Instructor
  • Exam Voucher
  • 1 Year IAPP Membership*
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CIPP/E Course Description


The CIPP/E training from InfosecTrain helps you to learn the basics of data privacy and European data protection. It covers all the essential elements to understand and implement the data protection laws and regulations. Achieving a CIPP/E credential demonstrates that you possess the in-depth GDPR knowledge, perspective, and understanding that is necessary to assure compliance and the success of data protection in Europe—as well as to take advantage of the professional opportunities that this comprehensive legislation affords.

Why CIPP/E Certification Training with Infosectrain?

InfosecTrain is a proficient technology and security training and consulting organization across the globe, specializing in various IT security courses and services. Our Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Europe (CIPP/E) certification training aims to explain to you all about the privacy program. You can leverage the following benefits with InfosecTrain:

  • We can help you present your qualifications and work experience for the designated profile.
  • We provide a flexible training schedule.
  • We provide post-training assistance.
  • We also create groups for discussion.
  • We provide a certificate of participation to each candidate.

Why CIPP/E Certification Training

Target Audience

  • Data Protection Officer
  • Data Protection Lawyers
  • Records Managers
  • Legal Compliance Officers
  • Human Resource Officers
  • Information Officers
  • Professionals using, processing and maintaining personal data.


  • A fundamental understanding of the data privacy, GDPR, and data protection legal requirements.

Exam Information

Exam Format Multiple Choice and Scenario-based
No. of Questions 90 questions out of which 75 questions are scored
Exam Duration 150 minutes
Passing Score 300 out of 500
Exam Language English, French, and German


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CIPP/E Course Objectives

The CIPP/E training course enables you to understand the basic concepts of data  privacy and data protection. It helps you learn all about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) covering all its 99 articles. This training will also help you understand the responsibility of a Data Protection Officer in data handling, processing, and controlling.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to European Data Protection
  • European Regulatory Institutions
  • Legislative Framework
  • Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation
  • International Data Transfers

CIPP/E Course Content

Introduction to European Data Protection

  1. Origins and Historical Context of Data Protection Law
  • Rationale for data protection
  • Human rights laws
  • Early laws and regulations
  • The need for a harmonized European approach
  • The Treaty of Lisbon
  • A modernized framework
  1. European Union Institutions
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • European Parliament
  • European Commission
  • European Council
  • Court of Justice of the European Union
  1. Legislative Framework
  • The Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Automatic Processing of Personal Data of 1981 (The CoE Convention)
  • The EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC)
  • The EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC) (ePrivacy Directive) – as amended
  • The EU Directive on Electronic Commerce (2000/31/EC)
  • European data retention regimes
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and related legislation

European Data Protection Law and Regulation

  1. Data Protection Concepts
  • Personal data
  • Sensitive personal data
  • Pseudonymous and anonymous data
  • Processing
  • Controller
  • Processor
  • Data subject
  1. Territorial and Material Scope of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Establishment in the EU
  • Non-establishment in the EU
  1. Data Processing Principles
  • Fairness and lawfulness
  • Purpose limitation
  • Proportionality
  • Accuracy
  • Storage limitation (retention)
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  1. Lawful Processing Criteria
  • Consent
  • Contractual necessity
  • Legal obligation, vital interests and public interest
  • Legitimate interests
  • Special categories of processing
  1. Information Provision Obligations
  • Transparency principle
  • Privacy notices
  • Layered notices
  1. Data Subjects’ Rights
  • Access
  • Rectification
  • Erasure and the right to be forgotten (RTBF)
  • Restriction and objection
  • Consent, including right of withdrawal
  • Automated decision making, including profiling
  • Data portability
  • Restrictions
  1. Security of Personal Data
  • Appropriate technical and organizational measures
  • Breach notification
  • Vendor Management
  • Data sharing
  1. Accountability Requirements
  • Responsibility of controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design and by default
  • Documentation and cooperation with regulators
  • Data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • Mandatory data protection officers
  • Auditing of privacy programs
  1. International Data Transfers
  • Rationale for prohibition
  • Adequate jurisdictions
  • Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield
  • Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)
  • Codes of Conduct and Certifications
  • Derogations a. Guidelines 2/2018 on derogations of Article 49 under Regulation 2016/679
  • Transfer impact assessments (TIAs)
  1. Supervision and enforcement
  • Supervisory authorities and their powers
  • The European Data Protection Board
  • Role of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
  1. Consequences for GDPR violations
  • Process and procedures
  • Infringements and fines
  • Class actions
  • Data subject compensation

Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation

  1. Employment Relationship
  • Legal basis for processing of employee data
  • Storage of personnel records
  • Workplace monitoring and data loss prevention
  • EU Works councils
  • Whistleblowing systems
  • ‘Bring your own device’ (BYOD) programs
  1. Surveillance Activities
  • Surveillance by public authorities
  • Interception of communications
  • Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
  • Geolocation
  • Biometrics / facial recognition
  1. Direct Marketing
  • Telemarketing
  • Direct marketing
  • Online behavioral targeting
  1. Internet Technology and Communications
  • Cloud computing
  • Web cookies
  • Search engine marketing (SEM)
  • Social networking services
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Best Practices and Key Areas

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1. What is CIPP/E?

The Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) provides all the GDPR knowledge, understanding, and perspective needed to ensure compliance and the success of data protection in Europe, enabling DPOs to take advantage of the career opportunity that this expansive legislation represents.

2. How many questions are there in the CIPP/E exam?
There are 90 questions in the CIPP/E exam which are to be answered in 150 minutes.
3. How are the exam passing marks determined?

The number of questions that are correctly answered determines the exam score.

4. Can I know how many questions I correctly answered?

The IAPP does not disclose to the candidates how many questions they answered correctly. However, a section breakdown showing the proportion of your right answers for each blueprint domain is given to you after the exam is over. Candidates who don’t pass might use this data to figure out which domains they should concentrate on when preparing for the exam again.

5. Is the CIPP/E exam challenging?

Though difficult, it’s not impossible. There are both straightforward questions and unexpected ones that could leave you unsure between two generally equivalent choices.

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