As the most recent iteration of the IAPP's Global Privacy Professionals Salary Survey results revealed, in the privacy field it is those with law degrees who report earning the highest salaries and those with a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) designation reported salary levels outpacing even those with Master of Business Administration degrees. Enter this year’s IAPP Information Privacy Summer Institute, providing privacy education from leading privacy scholars and an opportunity for law school or professional development credit.

Geared toward lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this year’s institute has been extended from two weeks to three. Education options include a two-week module on Global Privacy Law and Advanced Privacy in Practice, an intensive two-week information privacy crash course to be held at the University of Maine Law School, and a one-week, deep-dive Privacy and the FTC course to be held at the IAPP’s headquarters in Portsmouth, NH. You can register for either class or both.

And, the three weeks of education culminate with the Summer Institute Certification Exams on June 16 at the IAPP’s Portsmouth location. Register soon if you’re interested, though, as exam registration closes May 22.

Global Privacy Law and Advanced Privacy in Practice

This module will be held from May 27 to June 7 at the University of Maine Law School’s Wishcamper Center in Portland, ME, with IAPP Vice President of Research and Education Omer Tene teaching the section on Global Privacy Law and IAPP Canada Managing Director and nNovation Partner Kris Klein, CIPP/C, CIPM, teaching the course on Advanced Privacy in Practice.

The Global Privacy Law course will examine privacy within the social and legal context and, as the course description highlights, “will investigate the complex mesh of legal structures and institutions that govern privacy at state, national and international levels.”

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to learn to critically analyze privacy problems and make observations about sources of law and their interpretation and will be provided with the technological details needed to explore info-sec and management issues in domestic and international contexts.

Advanced Privacy in Practice will provide practical exposure to data privacy, security and management issues.

“It will offer problem-based exercises that track the subjects explored in the Global Privacy Law course, will more deeply explore specialized areas of privacy law; e.g., health, financial, educational and personal information, and will address legal responses to data breach,” the description states, noting the course will include such sample problems as  creating a privacy policy, addressing a board of directors on data security’s importance and preparing congressional testimony regarding privacy legislation.

Privacy and the FTC

Samford University Cumberland School of Law Prof. Woodrow Hartzog, will teach this module, scheduled for June 9 to 13, at the IAPP in Portsmouth, NH.

This course will examine the FTC’s privacy jurisprudence by reviewing complaints, settlement orders, reports, testimony and other relevant sources.

The course will give privacy pros “understanding of the specific practices that the FTC considers unfair and deceptive. You will also explore the policy considerations inherent in the FTC’s role as a de facto privacy regulator,” the course summary notes.

For each course, final grades will be based on class participation, attendance and an exam.

To register for classes, or for more details, visit the Summer Institute registration page here. Law students should register through the University of Maine School of Law website.

Written By

Jennifer Saunders, CIPP/US


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