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Meet your privacy challenges head on with IAPP CERTIFICATION TRAINING

 The IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) is recognised as the world’s leading authority on privacy management. IAPP membership and certifications are sought after by privacy professionals across the globe. Velisa Africa Academy is proud to offer the IAPP’s certifications in privacy training, in conjunction with Data Horizons, the official IAPP training partner for Africa.

 Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)

The CIPP/E covers European privacy laws and specifically the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which impacts many South African companies and is also closely aligned with POPIA requirements, providing a solid foundation for South African privacy professionals.

European Data Protection covers essential pan-European laws and regulations, as well as industry-standard best practices for corporate compliance. Those taking this course will gain an understanding of the European model for privacy enforcement, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows. Most of these principles are embodied in South Africa’s POPI Act.

The training is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification programme.

Data is one of your most valuable assets

Every day it is being accessed, shared, managed and transferred by people in your organization—in all departments and at all levels. Unless your employees have a solid understanding of the considerations and challenges involved in managing data, you risk a data breach, diminished customer trust and possible enforcement action.

IAPP training can provide your staff with the knowledge they need to help you meet your privacy program goals of reduced risk, improved compliance, enhanced brand loyalty and more. The IAPP offers privacy and data protection training programs specifically designed to extend that knowledge to those on your team requiring a solid understanding of privacy principles and practices.

In order to help you drive privacy knowledge across your organization, our comprehensive and flexible programs can be suited to your specific needs and availability.

By investing in your staff with this globally recognized IAPP training, you’ll give them the knowledge to make better decisions in their everyday work, which is fundamental to the success of your privacy program.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training

This training is an opportunity to learn about critical privacy concepts that are also integral to the CIPP/E exam. While not purely a ‘test prep’ course, this training is appropriate for professionals who plan to certify, as well for those who want to deepen their data protection knowledge. Both the training and the exam are based on the same body of knowledge.

Our GDPR training is aligned to global key principles for privacy protection. It equips professionals with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to deliver GDPR compliance. This course provides a complete introduction to the GDPR, and an overview of the implications and legal requirements for organisations.

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

Module 2: Personal data
Defines and differentiates between types of data as defined by the GDPR, including personal, anonymous, pseudonymous and special categories.

Module 3: Controllers and processors
Describes the roles and relationships of controllers and processors as defined by the GDPR.

Module 4: Processing personal data
Defines data processing and GDPR processing principles, explains the application of the GDPR and outlines the legal grounds for processing personal data.

Module 5: Data subject rights
Describes data subject rights, applications of rights, and controller and processor obligations as set out in the GDPR.

Module 6: Information provision obligations
Explains controller obligations for providing information about data processing activities to data subjects and supervisory authorities as set out in the GDPR.

Module 7: International data transfers
Outlines options and obligations under the GDPR for transferring data outside the European Economic Area, including adequacy decisions and appropriate safeguards and derogations.

Module 8: Compliance considerations
Discusses the applications of European data protection laws, legal bases and compliance requirements for processing personal data in practice, including employers processing employee data, surveillance, direct marketing, and internet technology and communications.

Module 9: Security of processing
Discusses considerations and duties of controllers and processors for ensuring security of personal data and GDPR specifications for providing notification of data breaches.

Module 10: Accountability
Investigates accountability requirements, including data protection management systems, data protection impact assessments, data protection policies and the role of the data protection officer.

Module 11: Supervision 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 noncompliance as set out in the GDPR.

Duration: 4 consecutive half days on Zoom or Teams Pre- Requisites: Access to a computer with microphone and video capability that can access a TEAMS meeting. Good uninterrupted internet access. Students are required to have a good basic understanding of privacy requirements.

Audience: Information Officers, Privacy Managers, Chief Data Officers, Data Governance Managers and Risk and Compliance Practitioners, IT Managers, Financial Managers

Course Cost: Please enquire on info@velisaafrica.co.za

Benefits of IAPP membership: Your membership gives you access to a comprehensive body of resources, knowledge, and experts to help you navigate the complex landscape of today’s data-driven world. Your certification will assist you to develop the skills to design, build and operate a comprehensive data protection program. You will be able to add to your tech knowledge with deep training in privacy-enhancing technologies and how to deploy them. You will gain the knowledge needed to address the widest-reaching global consumer information privacy laws.

Please Note: A minimum of 4 attendees per course is required to run the training and courses may be rescheduled accordingly.


Email info@velisaafrica.co.za or complete the form below.

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