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Privacy by Design Practitioner Training Course

Privacy by Design Practitioner Training Course

SKU: 5585
Authors: IT Governance
Format: Live Online
  • Learn how to incorporate privacy into projects by design and by default.
  • Understand the practical steps involved in achieving privacy by design.
  • Participate in activities and group discussions that will help you adopt a privacy-by-design mindset.
  • Comply with key privacy laws like the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018 and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).
  • Our Classroom / Live Online option allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.
  • Our Ely / Online option provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate. Find out more.
  • IBITGQ accredited, four-day training course.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated Privacy by Design Practitioner (PD P) qualification and 21 CPD/CPE points.

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Training course outline

It can be challenging to accurately identify and assess the broad range of privacy risks and requirements involved in developing a product, programme or service with privacy in mind.

This practical course will help you understand how to implement privacy by design in line with the requirements of the GDPR, the DPA 2018 and other key privacy laws. The course is essential for technical managers or engineers involved in developing products and services, or managers responsible for ensuring that projects meet the latest privacy compliance requirements.

Privacy by Design Foundation training course benefits

 Sound advice

The course is delivered by an experienced privacy consultant who can answer questions specific to your organisation.

 Learn from anywhere

Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues.

 Gain practical experience

Centred around active participation and discussions, experiential learning techniques make the course fun and engaging, ensuring that participants know how to embed privacy by design.

 Designed by experts

Delves into the detail of key privacy laws, covering how key aspects of data privacy must be incorporated into the project process.

Who should attend this course?

This course has been designed for:

  • Product developers;
  • Engineers;
  • Programme, software or website designers; or
  • Other managers responsible the development of products and services where data privacy is essential.

Your Learning Path

Find out how the Privacy by Design Practitioner Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning path:

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on data privacy – our team introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course. Since then, we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR and data privacy.
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

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Course details

What does this training course over?

Information governance

  • Legal and regulatory requirements:
    • GDPR
    • HIPAA
    • CCPA
    • COPPA
  • Information security principles:
    • Security and cryptography concepts
  • Data protection principles:
    • Information privacy concepts
    • Privacy requirements, guidelines, threats and vulnerabilities
  • Records management principles
  • Data transfer principles

Information architecture

  • Interpreting privacy risk assessments and designing controls
  • Information classification
  • Information labelling
  • Information mastery
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Malware and intrusion prevention
  • Online privacy threats and vulnerabilities
  • System design and architecture:
    • Information access
    • Process limitation
    • Right to restriction
    • Data loss prevention
    • Breach alerts
  • IoT (Internet of Things) privacy
  • Cloud privacy

Information processing

  • Data mapping
  • Data collection
  • Data processing:
    • Organisation, adaptation and alteration
    • Retrieval, consultation and use
    • Disclosure
    • Alignment, combination, blocking, erasure and destruction
    • Data storage
  • Anonymisation and archiving
  • Event monitoring, auditing and incident response

Data subject rights in production

  • Access
  • Rectification
  • Restriction
  • Erasure
  • Informed
  • Object
  • Automated decision-making and processing

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The Privacy by Design Practitioner (PD P) exam.
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.

Course duration and times

Day 1: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Day 3: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Day 4: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Course locations

  • Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online courses, or Classroom / Live Online delivery options. Learn more.
  • Alternatively you can study in a classroom at one of our venues in London or Ely (Cambridgeshire).
Exams and qualifications

Privacy by Design Foundation exam

Attendees take the ISO 17024-certificated PD P exam set by IBITGQ
(International Board for IT Governance Qualifications). There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated Privacy by Design Practitioner (PD P) qualification by IBITGQ.


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications), a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are emailed directly to candidates by the relevant exam board; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?

Delegates must provide a form of photographic ID as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest.

Ways to learn

Learn from anywhere with our range of instructor-led courses

Wherever you are in the world, you can now attend an IT Governance online course, and get the full benefit of a classroom session.

To make your life as easy as possible, we offer 3 ways to attend an instructor-led course:


Our instructor-led courses are hosted at professional training centres located in major cities across the UK.

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Live Online

Our instructor-led Live Online courses are hosted and delivered live by one of our expert trainers.

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Learn from anywhere

Our instructor-led Classroom / Live Online courses give you the flexibility of attending a classroom course, either in person or by joining the classroom course online.

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The benefits of learning from anywhere

  • Choosing an online option means you save on travel, parking, hotels and other fees.
  • Learn and obtain a professional certification from the comfort of your home.
  • Our courses use the latest conferencing technology that is compatible with all devices.
  • Our trainers focus on maximising audience participation and getting the most out of our online attendees.
  • All trainers have been hand-picked for their technical and practical expertise.
  • You have full control over your course booking, meaning you can edit delegate details, course dates and any special requirements.
  • Our Classroom / Live Online courses give you the full experience of a classroom course, whether you attend in person or to join the classroom online from your home or office.

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