Reditus promotes Certification of Professionals in Information Privacy
Reditus Business School promoted a CIPP/E certification course for Information Privacy Professionals. This training took place in accordance with the new european General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be enforced from 2018 and will impose significant changes on organizations in what concerns the collection and processing of personal data, be it on employees, suppliers or customers.
The course, developed by the prestigious International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), was taught at the Reditus facilities in Alfragide and addressed topics related to national and european legislation and regulations, being one of the two courses required to obtain a Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification by IAPP.
The 2-day courses, offered at Reditus Business School in partnership with IAPP, are recognized globally, with further training sessions planned on a monthly basis through the end of the year (www.reditus.pt/pt-pt/eventos).
Reditus Business School has been proposing training actions in order to prepare organizations and their employees for the impacts of GDPR, covering three distinct areas: CIPP/E Certification, CIPM Certification and CIPT Certification.
- CIPP/E Certification addresses national and european legislation and regulations, terminology, concepts and best practices, regarding the protection of personal data and of data flows between countries;
- CIPM Certification is one of the main certifications especially directed to Operational Management professionals;
- CIPT Certification is directed to IT professionals and aimed at the validation of their technological knowledge in privacy
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) status demands a thorough knowledge of the new legislation as well as specific skills, in order to lead the overall implementation and management of processes intrinsic to the business, and which comprise the collection and processing of personal data under the new legislation. The CIPP/E and CIPM Certifications ensure candidates have the necessary skills to perform the DPO functions, in order to assist organizations in designing and implementing correct GDPR strategies.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a huge transformation for all public and private national organizations, demanding the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and the implementation of control tools and specific procedures aimed at managing and protecting the personal data of their clients and employees.
THE NEW REGULATION AND THE DPO’s ROLE
The new 2016/679 Regulation issued by the European Parliament and Council, reinforces the already conferred rights and the individuals’ control over their personal data, forcing companies to implement processes and procedures as well as to appoint and train/certify an employee as DPO. The DPO will be the individual responsible for implementing the technical and organizational measures, required for the protection of data privacy within the organization.