Certified Information Privacy Professional and Manager (CIPP/US, CIPM) Prep Course



In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge on concepts of privacy and data protection laws and practice. You will learn common principles and approaches to privacy as well as understand the major privacy models employed around the globe. An introduction to information security concepts and information security management and governance will be covered including frameworks, controls, and identity and access management. You will also learn about online privacy as it relates to using personal information on websites and other Internet-related technologies.

The structure of US law, the enforcement of US privacy and security laws, and information management from a US perspective will be discussed as well as the limitations on private-sector collection and usage of data. This course will also provide an introduction to workplace privacy considerations and US state laws related to marketing, financial data, data security and breach notification.

You will learn how to create a privacy program at an organizational level, develop and implement a framework, and establish metrics to measure program effectiveness. In an interactive format applying practices to a real-world scenario, you will review privacy program practices through the privacy life cycle: assess, protect, sustain and respond.

This three-day program covering the principals of information privacy and privacy management in the US private-sector includes:

  • Official IAPP CIPP and CIPM participant guides
  • Official IAPP CIPP and CIPM textbooks
  • Official IAPP CIPP and CIPM practice tests
  • IAPP CIPP/US and CIPM certification exam vouchers
  • IAPP membership for one year

Note: Your contact information must be provided to the IAPP and will be used by IAPP for membership services fulfillment in accordance with IAPP's policies.


  • Individuals who need a foundational understanding of information privacy and data protection and privacy management
  • Anyone interested in pursuing CIPP/US and CIPM certifications

Fundamentals of Information Privacy:

1. Common Principles and Approaches to Privacy

  • Modern History of Privacy
  • Types of Information
  • Risk Management Overview
  • Modern Privacy Principles

2. Jurisdictions and Industries

  • Major Privacy Models around the Globe
  • Privacy Regulation by Jurisdictions
  • Privacy Regulation by Industry Sectors

3. Information Security: Safeguarding Personal Information

  • Information Security
    • Definitions
    • Elements
    • Standards
    • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Information Security Management and Governance
    • Frameworks
    • Controls
    • Cryptography
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM)

4. Online Privacy: Using Personal Information and Websites and Other Internet-Related Technologies

  • Privacy Considerations for Sensitive Online Information
    • Notices
    • Access
    • Security
    • Authentication Identification
    • Data Collection
  • Additional Online Privacy
    • Children's Online Privacy
    • Online Data Collection
    • Email
    • Searches
    • Online Marketing and Advertising
    • Social Media
    • Online Assurance
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mobile Devices

United States Private Sector:

5. US Privacy Environment

  • US Law Structure
  • Enforcement of US Privacy and Security Laws
  • Information Management from a US Perspective

6. Limits on Private-Sector Collection and Use of Data

  • Sector Limits
  • Cross-Sector Privacy Protection by the Federal Trade Commission

7. Government and Court Access to Private-Sector Information

  • Privacy Law and Practice

8. Workplace Privacy

  • Workplace Privacy
  • Detailed Privacy Considerations

9. State Privacy Laws

  • Marketing
  • Financial Data
  • Data Security
  • Breach Notification

Privacy Management:

10. Privacy Program Governance

  • Create a Privacy Program
  • Develop and Implement a Framework
  • Establish Metrics to Measure Program Effectiveness

11. Privacy Operational Life Cycle

  • Assess
  • Protect
  • Sustain
  • Respond