Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) 

The global gold standard in European data protection certification

Next Course Dates:  25-26 Apr 2018, 22-23 May 2018, 19-20 June 2018
April Venue: Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

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What previous delegates have said:

“Presenters were excellent and very knowledgeable. Course Guide was excellent.”
“I will be recommending this course.”
“Very easy to understand; cuts through the legal jargon very well.”
“I would highly recommended Frontier Privacy’s IAPP training programme. Aoife and Kate’s knowledge of the current Data Protection Legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation and it’s impact on organisations was evident throughout the training.This course, the knowledge gained and the certification achieved will provide the core foundation on which our GDPR compliance will be built.”
Anthony Moran – Data Protection Officer, St Vincent’s Healthcare Group

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018. Are you ready?

There’s no better way to prepare for the GDPR or for the role of a Data Protection Officer than by training for and attaining a world-renowned, ANSI/ISO-accredited certification.

For more than 10 years, the CIPP has been recognised as the world’s leading credential in the business of privacy. When you earn an IAPP credential you join an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy professionals.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the world’s largest comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. It offers the most encompassing, up-to-date and sought-after global training and certification programme for privacy and data protection professionals.

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

Those taking this 2-day training course – and subsequently successfully passing the IAPP certification exam – will not only get global recognition as a data protection professional, but will gain an understanding of the European model for privacy enforcement, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data trans-border data flows.

What Will I Learn?

The CIPP/E programme was developed by the IAPP and delivers the comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in Europe.

The programme is broken into eleven modules:

Module 1: Data Protection Laws
Introduces key European data protection laws and regulatory bodies, describing the evolution toward a harmonised European legislative framework.

Module 2: Personal Data
Defines and differentiates between types of data including personal, anonymous, pseudo-anonymous and special categories.

Module 3: Controllers and Processors
Describes the roles and relationships of controllers and processors.

Module 4: Processing Personal Data
Defines data processing and GDPR processing principles. Explains the application of the GDPR and outlines the legitimate bases for processing personal data.

Module 5: Information Provision
Explains controller obligations for providing information about data processing activities to data subjects and supervisory authorities.

Module 6: Data Subjects’ Rights
Describes data subjects’ rights, applications of rights and the obligations of the controller and processor.

Module 7: Security or Processing
Discusses considerations and duties of controllers and processors for ensuring security of personal data and providing notification of data breaches.

Module 8: Accountability
Investigates accountability requirements, data protection management systems, data protection impact assessments, privacy policies and the role of the data protection officer.

Module 9: International Data Transfers
Outlines options and obligations for transferring data outside the European Economic Area, decisions adequacy and appropriateness of safeguards and derogations.

Module 10: Supervisions and Enforcement
Describes the role, powers and procedures of supervisory authorities; the composition and tasks of the European Data Protection Board; the role of the European Data Protection Supervisor; and remedies, liabilities and penalties for non-compliance.

Module 11: Compliance
Discusses the applications of European data protection law, legal bases and compliance requirements for processing personal data in practice for employers – including processing employee data, surveillance, direct marketing, internet technology and communications and outsourcing.

What is Included?

  • 2 full days training (9.30 am – 4.30 pm) from Frontier Privacy’s IAPP Certified CIPP/E trainers.
  • Small class size (limited to 15 delegates).
  • Lunch.
  • Refreshments.
  • Comprehensive Course Notes / Participant Guide.
  • CIPP/E Textbook (in digital format).
  • A Certificate of Attendance.
  • 1 year’s membership of IAPP including online access to services via your dedicated “MyIAPP” account.
  • CIPP/E qualification initial exam fee.
  • Sample exam questions.

What Will I Achieve?

  • You will be confident with the essential privacy concepts and principles as well as the legal requirements for handling and transferring data;
  • You will have an enhanced understanding of jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models, rules and standards;
  • You will have practical experience to apply concepts and achieve a ‘best practice’ privacy programme;
  • You will have the skills to help your organisation have resilience with personal data management and data flow between different countries;
  • You will be eligible to sit the IAPP exam to attain CIPP/E qualification (booked via the IAPP website).

Who Should Attend?

This 2-day course is designed for anyone in Ireland, the UK or mainland Europe whose work is related to the processing of personal data, including:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Lawyers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Information Officers
  • Record Managers
  • Human Resources Officers
  • Data Protection Professionals

Who is the IAPP?

Founded in 2000, IAPP is committed to providing a forum for privacy professionals to share best practices, track trends, advance privacy management issues, standardise the designations for privacy professionals and provide education and guidance on opportunities in the field of information privacy. The IAPP exists to define and support the privacy profession globally, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers, and organisations manage and protect their data.

Course Tutor: Aoife Sexton

Aoife Sexton is a technology and data protection lawyer with over 20 years’ international experience. She is a regular lecturer on data protection and technology law, including on courses at the Law Society of Ireland. She is also frequently invited to address industry conferences. Aoife is IAPP CIPP/E certified and also has the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp).

Course Tutor: Kate Colleary

Kate Colleary Frontier PrivacyKate is a data protection lawyer with over 18 years’ experience. She is considered a thought leader in data protection matters and is regularly asked to speak at events and to comment in the media on data protection issues. She runs monthly master classes in data protection and is a consultant to the Law Society of Ireland and Kings Inns where she lectures on data protection law. Kate is the Irish IAPP Country Leader and is IAPP CIPP/E certified.

What previous delegates have said:

“Examples and trainer knowledge and participation was excellent.”
“Trainers kept the subject interesting.”
“Small class size was great; really knowledgeable trainers.”
“The CIPP/E course I attended was excellently delivered by Aoife & Kate whose knowledge and delivery are second to none. I learnt so much about the the upcoming changes to data protection law and the benefits of not only knowing data protection, but understanding it. The benefits of the interactions with other attendees was an added bonus. I highly recommend Frontier Privacy courses and the trainers who deliver the material.”
Ciaran Johnson – Head of Information Governance, Integrity360


€2199 per person.

Use the Register Now button to reserve a place on any of our CIPP/E courses throughout the year.  We will contact you to confirm all details. You will be sent an invoice prior to the start of the course.  Payment must be made in advance by EFT or cheque.

VAT does not apply to vocational training.

The courses, which are delivered in English, are suitable for delegates from Ireland, the UK or mainland Europe. Frontier Privacy is happy to provide assistance to delegates from outside Dublin by recommending accommodation options.

Frontier Privacy also offers in-house CIPP/E training courses (minimum numbers required). Please contact us for further information.

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Venue for April 2018 Course

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Chartered Accountants House
47-49 Pearse Street
Dublin 2

Tel:  01 – 637 7200


DART – runs every 5 minutes during rush hour periods and every 20 mins during the day. Pearse Street DART and rail station is directly across the street, while Connolly, Tara Strett and Grand Canal are all a short walk away.

Dublin Bus – Routes 1, 2, 3, all operate to Pearse Street while a range of buses including the 4, 10, 11, 46A, 145 operate to College Green/Trinity area, a 10 minute walk to Chartered Accountants House.

LUAS – The nearest Luas stop is at Spencer Dock, just a short walk across the new Samuel Beckett pedestrian bridge to Chartered Accountants House.

Driving: – The venue has a special €10 per day rate with Fleet Street Car Park, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. For directions click here. To avail of the special parking rate, please remember to get your parking ticket stamped at CAI Reception