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CIPP/Canada – Certified Information Privacy Professional


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Upcoming Courses

Jan 20 - Jan 21, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)

Apr 13 - Apr 14, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)

Jul 19 - Jul 20, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)

Oct 11 - Oct 12, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 (CEST)

CIPP/Canada – Certified Information Privacy Professional
2 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Protection/Administration

Course Details


The Principles of Privacy in Canada (CIPP/Canada) course is targeted to the specific needs of Canadian privacy professionals as well as anyone who manages information that is subject to Canadian jurisdiction. Those taking the course will gain an understanding of Canadian information privacy laws in the public, private and healthcare sectors, as well as principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels.

The Principles of Privacy in Canada training is based on the body of knowledge for the globally recognized Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) certification program.

Founded in 2000, the IAPP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive privacy resource with a mission to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. Data is one of Your Most Valuable Assets and every day it is being accessed, shared, managed and transferred by people in your organization—in all departments and at all levels. Unless employees have a solid understanding of the considerations and challenges involved in managing data, there is risk a data breach, diminished customer trust and possible enforcement action.

IAPP training provides staff with the knowledge they need to help meet your privacy program goals of reduced risk, improved compliance, enhanced brand loyalty and more.


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MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Information Privacy

  • Unit 1: Common Principles and Approaches to Privacy. This unit includes a brief discussion about the modern history 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 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 focuses on the web as a platform, as well as privacy considerations for sensitive online information, including policies and notices, access, security, authentication 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: Canadian Privacy

  • Unit 1: Canadian Legal Framework. This unit provides an introduction to the Canadian legal system. It includes enforcement agencies and their powers, privacy basics from a Canadian perspective and the underlying framework for Canadian privacy law and practice.
  • Unit 2: Canadian Private Sector Privacy Laws. This unit focuses on the Canadian legal system. It includes enforcement agencies and their powers, privacy basics from a Canadian perspective and the underlying framework for Canadian privacy law and practice.
  • Unit 3: Canadian Public Sector Privacy Laws. This unit highlights key concepts and practices related to the collection, retention, use, disclosure and disposal of personal information by federal, provincial and territorial governments.
  • Unit 4: Health Information Privacy Laws. This unit touches on the applicability and purpose of health information privacy laws.
  • Unit 5: Private Sector Compliance Practices. This unit delves into the components that make up compliance regulations, including Generally Accepted Privacy Principals and security breach notification, and also examines compliance track records and Federal Commissioner Findings.
  • Unit 6: Public Sector Compliance Practices. This unit presents the various methods that can be implemented for compliance in the public sector, such as privacy impact assessments and data sharing agreements. In addition, it discusses the challenges presented by digital information exchanges, as well as non-legislative considerations.
  • Unit 7: Health Sector Compliance Practices. This unit covers the issues presented with digital compliance in the health sector.

Target Audience

The CIPP/Canada is designed for those involved in:

  • Risk Management/ Compliance/Audit
  • Database Administration
  • Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Executive Office
  • Anyone who uses, processes and maintains personal data


  • None