Next Course: November 1, 2023

Courses are offered only 4 times per year.

Q4 2023 Strategic Privacy by Design Online Course

This course is offered as an introduction to the concepts of strategic privacy by design over 4 – 5 weeks. Each week you will be provided new material to be done at your own pace including: 

  • Interactive Lessons
  • Online Coursework
  • Quizzes
  • Supplementary Reading Material
  • Weekly Live Instructor Review of Group Assignment
Expect to put in approximately 5-8 hours of study time per week:
  • 3-6 in self-study
  • 1 in team assignment
  • 1 in instructor review

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Group/Corporate Discounts Available. Note in the comments below if you would like to register a group.

Discounted pricing available for students, unemployed, underemployed, or others for whom the full price may be out of reach.

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2. Go to "Course Selection"
3. Choose "Strategic Privacy by Design (4 Weeks)"
4. Select your Year
5. Select your Quarter
6. Click "Access"
7. Be prompted to pay.

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You’ll have access to online lessons (though not all course material) for up to a year after you take the course.

Additionally, you’ll be given access to our ENTIRE library of privacy lessons for a year!  

Course Reviews


Most frequent questions and answers

You will learn the methodology behind strategic privacy by design, a systematic approach to reducing risks and building privacy into products, services and business processes. 

The training includes interactive video lessons, quizzes, group meetings, instructor led live virtual meetings, etc. in order to achieve the course successfully! Students will have a team to discuss assignments in team and instructor meetings that will provide students with the opportunity to look at privacy concerns from another perspective rather than thinking individually.

  • Skill to identify privacy harms
  • Skill to model privacy threats
  • Skill to identify contextual factors
  • Skill to design for privacy 
  • Skill to conduct privacy risks assessments
  • Here is what other students have said:
    • “This course is for practitioners who want to unwind privacy by design. It is useful for building your organisation’s vision of privacy by design and empowers you with techniques to reduce privacy risks.”
    • “This course has expanded my understanding of not only the PbD principle, but the overall approach to thinking about privacy threats and risks”

Privacy is an interdepartmental concern. The privacy profession is growing rapidly and having these skill will make you more valuable to your employer or marketable to new employers. 

Not at all! This course is designed to be accessible to anyone regardless of background in the realm of privacy. We do recommend having a grounding in some basic corporate concepts like databases, corporate policies, and such. 

Quizzes and assignments are not graded but you will provide feedback in order to help you progress. It is expected that you learn every point that is provided by Privacy by Design training. It should be noted that all quizzes and assignments must be done in order to complete the course successfully.

This course can be challenging but also rewarding. The concepts will be new, even for seasoned privacy professionals. Our goal is to see you complete the course with a new, deeper, understanding of privacy and a toolset for building a more privacy-friendly world.

Currently, we offer the course four times a year. 

After successfully completing all course materials, you will earn a certificate of completion. The course is also eligible for CPE credit for the CIPT and CIPM certifications from the IAPP. 

Yes, you can earn continuing education credits towards your IAPP
privacy manager and privacy technologist certification (CIPM and CIPT).
You can also earn CPE credit towards your CDPSE with ISACA.

Although the training system can be followed on a mobile, it’s not optimized for mobile delivery. Completing this course on mobile is not recommended.

In the event of lack of sufficient registration, the course will be canceled and you may request a refund or apply the credit towards the next course.