Privacy and Data Protection Essentials

Course Description

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Essentials has been created specifically to test candidates on their basic understanding of data protection in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the definitions, the requirements to process data and the rights of data subjects. The exam also covers how to organize data protection and the practice of data protection.


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Instructor Led On-Demand 08 Hours  VILT (Virtual Instructor Lead Training) CAD 1050

Course Description

Basic concepts of privacy and data protection. Legitimate grounds and purpose limitation. Requirements for the legitimate processing. Rights of the data subjects. Personal data breach. Organizing data protection. The importance of data protection. Supervisory Authority. Transfers of personal data to third parties. Binding Corporate Rules. Data protection in contracts. The practice of data protection. Privacy by design & privacy by default. Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). Practice-related applications of using data, marketing and social media

Main subjects

  • Privacy and data protection fundamentals & regulation
  • Organizing data protection
  • Practice of data protection
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

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 exceptionally suitable for everyone who needs to make informed decisions regarding the privacy and the protection of personal data.


  • Instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
  • Participation in unique exercises designed to apply concepts
  • Sample documents, templates, tools and techniques
  • Access to additional value-added resources and communities
Duration: 30 minutes
Number of questions: 20 (Multiple Choice)
Pass mark: 65%
Open book: No
Electronic equipment allowed: No
Level: Foundation
ECTS credits: 1

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