EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Essentials (PDPE) is a certification that validates a professional’s knowledge about organizing the protection of personal data, the EU rules and regulations regarding data protection.

Wherever personal data is collected, stored, used, and finally deleted or destroyed, privacy concerns arise. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the Council of the European Union aims to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). This regulation affects every organization that processes personal data of EU citizens. The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Essentials certification covers the main subjects related to the GDPR, which should be known by everyone working with personal data.

The new standard in the ISO/IEC 27000 series: ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Security Techniques – Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for Privacy Information Management – Requirements and Guidelines is useful for organizations that want to show compliance with the GDPR. The content of the new ISO standard helps fulfill the GDPR obligations to organizations regarding the processing of personal data.

Neither the GDPR nor the ISO standard are exam literature. However, the literature matrix in Chapter 4 is designed to show the link between the exam requirements, the literature, the GDPR and the ISO/IEC 27701:2019 standard to give the certification a broader context.

Skills Covered

  • Privacy and data protection fundamentals & regulation
  • Organizing data protection
  • Practice of data protection

Who Should Attend

Everyone who wants or needs to have a basic understanding of data protection and European legal requirements as defined in the GDPR. The Essentials exam is tailored for everyone who needs to make informed decisions regarding the processing of or protection of personal data.

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No prerequisites required

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