3 Asked: January 27, 20212021-01-27T08:31:10+01:00 2021-01-27T08:31:10+01:00In: Professional Development I’m new in privacy, is CIPP/M a good start? 3 I’m new in privacy, is CIPP/M a good start? Share Facebook 6 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Magnus T 0 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 2 Points View Profile Magnus T 2021-01-22T09:38:28+01:00Added an answer on January 22, 2021 at 9:38 am This answer was edited. Hi! CIPM focuses on the practical aspects of running a privacy program. CIPP/E on the other hand gives background and knowledge on the legal aspects. I would recommend to also take the CIPP/E for a better and deeper understanding of the field. 3 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn scott 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 1 Point View Profile scott 2021-01-27T15:09:15+01:00Added an answer on January 27, 2021 at 3:09 pm The certiications offered by IAPP are a great place to start. In addition, the Certified DPO programs offered by Maastricht University provides an outstaning educational experience and it is well respected. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Tash 0 Questions 23 Answers 0 Best Answers 23 Points View Profile Tash Bronze contributor 2021-01-27T16:24:32+01:00Replied to answer on January 27, 2021 at 4:24 pm could not agree more. That DPO course was the best course I have done 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Tash 0 Questions 23 Answers 0 Best Answers 23 Points View Profile Tash Bronze contributor 2021-01-27T11:51:29+01:00Added an answer on January 27, 2021 at 11:51 am I would start with the CIPP/E as that covers the details of the regulation and the implementation. The CIPM is basically the privacy version of running a master data management project, so if you have done that then you will breeze it. CIPM is far more common sense along with learning the terminology for the exam. If I interviewed me and you could tell me how to implement a privacy program but couldn’t tell me what “lawful basis” meant I would be unlikely to employ you. Saying that, you don’t need either of the qualifications if you have the knowledge and experience anyway. The letters after your name are a way to get to the first interview stage by people who don’t understand privacy. It’s often those people that make the first or final decision. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Elisavet D. 1 Question 21 Answers 0 Best Answers 21 Points View Profile Elisavet D. Bronze contributor 2021-01-27T15:51:26+01:00Added an answer on January 27, 2021 at 3:51 pm Hi! I also agree that CIPM is more about planing and executing a privacy management program. Personally I took the CIPP/E 2 years ago and currently I am studying for the CIPM. CIPP series of certifications (whether it is CIPP/E, CIPP/US etc-depending on your jurisdiction) I consider them to be a good start to understand the legal environment before you move on to the management of operational part of the privacy program. Holding both certifications is a really good combo 🙂 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn HellenB 2 Questions 83 Answers 0 Best Answers 79 Points View Profile HellenB Silver contributor 2021-01-28T15:24:10+01:00Added an answer on January 28, 2021 at 3:24 pm I would say that the CIPM is a really good place to start, particularly if you pair it with something like the training from Kristy Grant-Hart on risk management and how to be an efffective/strategic compliance officer. Knowing the law is really important, but to be a valuable company asset you have to be able to see the organisation as a whole and how to get it to journey with you to a data protection landscape that looks good to them. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* What is 5 + 2? Remember Me! Forgot Password?