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Learn the Legal and Practice Frameworks
Governing Canadian Data Privacy


Why You Should Take Canadian Privacy Training

Canada’s distinctive federal/provincial/territorial data privacy governance systems closely regulate the collection and use of personal information. Canadian Privacy Training, the principal course for CIPP/C certification, enables privacy professionals to understand the interplay between different tiers of laws and regulations and help their organizations avoid regulatory penalties and damage to their reputations.

Who Should Train

Privacy professionals who manage or work within Canadian compliance frameworks; oversee data collection, processing and storage operations; and are working toward CIPP/C certification.

What You Will Learn

Canadian Privacy Training, the training aligned with CIPP/C certification, teaches the legal foundations of Canadian privacy, public- and private- sector practices, relevant international privacy laws such as the GDPR, and security practices that relate to privacy.

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    Canadian privacy overview

    • Learn privacy definitions, history, data subject rights, personal information, and what constitutes employee, work-product, publicly available, and private information.
    • Understand data breach reporting processes.
    • Explore recent legal developments and the relationship between the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the federal courts.
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    Privacy laws and practices

    • Develop a working knowledge of private-sector privacy statutes, including PIPEDA, the PIPAs, the Quebec Act, Law 25 and CASL.
    • Recognize privacy concepts and practices, including fair information principles.
    • Understand public-sector practices and laws, such as The Privacy Act, the privacy commissioner’s role, and key policies and guidelines.
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    Data security and privacy

    • Measure and assess information security.
    • Apply privacy-related safeguards.
    • Understand the privacy issues in cloud computing, vendor and partner relations, big data and artificial intelligence.
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    International privacy laws

    • Understand the mechanics of international data transfers.
    • Recognize the similarities between the GDPR and Canadian privacy practices. Summarize U.S. sector-based privacy laws (HIPAA, COPPA, etc.).


Training Options

Click below to see lists of available trainings in the modality that matches your schedule and learning style.

Media-rich, computer-based training at your own pace, on your own schedule.

Virtual classrooms with the real-time interaction of a live classroom minus the travel.

In-person interaction with instructors plus networking with classmates during breaks.

Build your privacy culture with in-depth training for all key decision makers.


Beware of Unauthorized Trainers

If you are considering training with a company that is not the IAPP or an IAPP Official Training Partner, be careful. Unauthorized trainers often guarantee – erroneously – you will pass the exam and may wrongfully claim to be authorized by the IAPP and/or use our logo and official seal illegally. To see if a trainer is authorized, view our list of IAPP Official Training Partners worldwide. If the training company is not on our list, you risk being duped out of your time and money and being less prepared for your exam.