The Updated CIPP/E Body of Knowledge: What Has Changed

The IAPP’s CIPP/E certification covers key privacy terminology, and the practical considerations relating to personal data protection and data flows in Europe. This area of law is developing rapidly as European privacy authorities dole out significant fines for GDPR breaches. As a result, the CIPP/E Body of Knowledge has been updated to reflect the practical challenges and changes in privacy in Europe. These changes in the updated CIPP/E body of knowledge come into effect on 3 October 2022. Here’s what will change once the updated CIPP/E Body of Knowledge comes into effect: 

What Changed in the 2022 CIPP/E Body of Knowledge Update? 

CIPP/E Domain I – Introduction to European Data Protection 

Domain I has only undergone minor changes – as you’d expect, considering the content mostly covers the history of Europe’s data protection law and its legal framework.  

Part A section 3 of Domain I has had two sub-sections added to the curriculum. It now reads:  

  1. Early laws and regulations: 
  2. OECD Guidelines and the Council of Europe
  3. Convention 108

 This addition helps to clarify exactly what test takers need to know about the early development of European privacy and data protection law.  

The Court of Justice of the European Union has been removed from the list of European Union Institutions covered in Part B of Domain I.  

No changes have been made to Part C of Domain I.  

CIPP/E Domain II Body of Knowledge Update – European Data Protection Law and Regulation 

Domain II has been updated to include references to a number of Guidelines that have been published by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) since the prior update. The guidelines specifically referred to in Domain II are:  

CIPP/E Domain III Body of Knowledge Update – Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation 

This domain has also been updated to include specific references to certain EDPB guidelines, namely:  

Updated CIPP/E Body of Knowledge Resources 

Other than the updated CIPP/E Body of Knowledge, you may also wish to:  

We have updated our CIPP/E exam preparation course to reflect the significant additions to the body of knowledge. The training classes will run for three days to cover the added content.  

For more information about our CIPP/E courses, contact us!

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