White Paper – The Skill Set Needed to Implement a Global Privacy Standard: ISO/IEC 27701 alignment with IAPP CIPM and CIPP/E certifications

Published: November 2019

In August 2019, the International Standards Organization released its first global privacy standard, ISO/IEC 27701. To offer insight into the professional skill set necessary to implement this new global privacy standard, the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Westin Research Center mapped ISO/IEC 27701 to the bodies of knowledge for a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe and a Certified Information Privacy Manager. These bodies of knowledge were created by the IAPP’s certification advisory boards to reflect the skill set and knowledge required by a privacy professional working in the relevant field. They are annually updated, as required by IAPP’s ANSI accreditation, through a formal process to determine what professionals in the field are currently doing, under what conditions and with what levels of knowledge and skill. Certification exams are then updated to align with these bodies of knowledge.