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Certified Information Privacy Manager
Certified Information Privacy Manager
Certified Information Privacy Manager
Digital transformation is set to revolutionise the economic landscape in the Middle East.

At PwC, we help our clients unlock the potential of digital to transform what they do, and how they do it. We have a proven track record of helping solve tomorrow’s problems today and we believe training and ongoing education is at the heart of this.

PwC’s Academy, the education and training business of PwC, has designed a suite of digital training courses for all levels of staff. Our goal is simple: to equip our clients with the knowledge and skills to embrace the many challenges of this new digital age.

Certified Information Privacy Manager

The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) is the world’s first and only certification in privacy programme management. The CIPM programme is developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), which is the world’s largest comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. The CIPM certification also holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012

Earning the CIPM indicates that the participants know how to make a privacy programme work for their organisation. In this course, participants will learn how to create a company vision, structure their privacy team, how to develop and implement a privacy framework and how to communicate with stakeholders. They will get insights on performance measurement and privacy programme operational lifecycle.

Certified Information Privacy Manager

This course is ideal for data protection officers, data protection managers, auditors, legal compliance officers, security managers and information managers. It is suitable for anyone involved in data protection processes and programmes for their organisation.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organisations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. IAPP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community.

The goal of IAPP is to bring together the people, tools and global information management practices organisations need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy.

To know more about IAPP, please visit their website: https://iapp.org/certify/cipm/

Course structure

In this course, participants will cover:

Introduction to privacy program management

Identifies privacy program management responsibilities, and describes the role of accountability in privacy program management.

Privacy governance

Examines considerations for developing and implementing a privacy program, including the position of the privacy function within the organization, role of the DPO, program scope and charter, privacy strategy, support and ongoing involvement of key functions and privacy frameworks.

Applicable laws and regulations

Discusses the regulatory environment, common elements across jurisdictions and strategies for aligning compliance with organizational strategy.

Data assessments

Relates practical processes for creating and using data inventories/maps, gap analyses, privacy assessments, privacy impact assessments/data protection impact assessments and vendor assessments.


Describes common types of privacy-related policies, outlines components and offers strategies for implementation.

Data subject rights

Discusses operational considerations for communicating and ensuring data subject rights, including privacy notice, choice and consent, access and rectification, data portability, and erasure and the right to be forgotten.

Training and awareness

Outlines strategies for developing and implementing privacy training and awareness programs.

Protecting personal information

Examines a holistic approach to protecting personal information through privacy by design.

Data breach incident plans

Provides guidance on planning for and responding to a data security incident or breach.

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