Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)


Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

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07 Feb


3 Days




+65 6974 8949 | +65 6920 5462



Ideal For
  • Heads of Department
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Compliance Managers or professionals with data protection responsibilities
  • Professionals who responsible for handling personal data, e.g., Finance, Human Resource, Sales and Marketing, IT, Customer Services.

Participants are required to attain a minimum of 75% training attendance and pass the associated assessment in order to be eligible for course fee funding. Click here for more information.


INTAKE 805 - 07 Feb 2024 [Open for Registration]
Mode of Delivery: Online

*Online registration will close 5 calendar days before the course start date or once the maximum class size is met, whichever comes first.

Developed in collaboration with the law firms, Bird and Bird, Field Fisher, Wilson/Sonsini and Covington and Burling, the CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.

With the power of ANSI/ISO accreditation behind it, an IAPP - CIPP/E credential elevates your professional profile by deepening your knowledge and improving your job effectiveness. We constantly update our certification exams, textbooks and training to reflect the latest advances in privacy. The CIPP/E includes critical topics like Schrems II and the GDPR.

GDPR training? The IAPP is the place.

The GDPR includes among its mandates the requirement to appoint knowledgeable DPOs (data protection officers) tasked with monitoring compliance, managing internal data protection activities, training data processing staff, conducting internal audits and more. There’s a lot to know, there’s a lot at stake and there’s a lot of opportunity for privacy professionals with the right training and education.

Achieving a CIPP/E credential shows you have the comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in Europe—and to take advantage of the career opportunity this sweeping legislation represents.

Add a CIPM credential to the CIPP/E and you’ll be uniquely equipped to fulfil the DPO requirements of the GDPR. The CIPP/E relates to the knowledge a DPO must have concerning the European legal framework of the legislation, and the CIPM the theoretical aspects necessary to lead an organisation’s data protection efforts.

Participants who wish to sit for the examination offered by IAPP can purchase a one-time exam voucher at a special rate directly from Straits Interactive. Please refer to Fee/Funding tab for more details.

Video testimonial from our past participants below:

View the video on Youtube here.

View the video on Youtube here.

Meet our team of trainers:

Kevin Shepherdson

Kevin Shepherdson
Fellow of Information Privacy,

Kevin is the founder and CEO of Straits Interactive, which operates the ASEAN region's largest network of privacy professionals: the Data Protection Excellence (DPEX) Network. Recognised as an expert in data privacy and governance, Kevin authored the book "99 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of" and is also the official APAC trainer for both IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) and the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG).

With several years of experience in management roles at Creative Technology, Sun, and Oracle, Kevin brings his vast knowledge and experience to the fields of Digital Transformation and Generative AI. He has played a pivotal role in the development of the company's major AI initiatives, including the region's first AI DPO Assistant, as well as in the areas of AI governance, Generative AI design, and prompt engineering.

Kevin utilises his degree in arts and social science, with a major in English language, as well as a master's in information science. He combines his expertise as a music composer and multimedia producer to contribute to the company's innovative efforts in the area of data privacy and AI.

Celine ChewCeline Chew
Fellow of Information Privacy,

As a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Head of Learning and Development of Straits Interactive, Celine provides insights into the behavioural change and learning required for teams to embrace change initiatives. She offers comprehensive training for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and companies, propelling digital transformation in data protection and governance. Celine also has extensive training experience internationally and specialises in the social, emotional and cognitive aspects of learning. She is also an executive coach to senior executives in multinational and regional companies.

Combining both her educator, musical and change management background, Celine crafted and trained a tailored curricula for educators on utilising ChatGPT for teaching and learning, training educators' adeptness with these tools. Through her hands-on approach and strategic insights, she has significantly advanced the integration of cutting-edge AI technologies in these vital areas as well as playing a crucial role for the launch of Straits first AI Data Protection Officer (DPO) Assistant toolkit.

William Hioe

William Hioe
Fellow of Information Privacy,

William Hioe, who is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), brings with him more than three decades of ICT experience in the government and public sector, first as an assistant director in Systems & Computer Organisation, MINDEF, and then as a senior director of strategic planning at the National Computer Board (NCB) / Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Currently, he is the managing director of Cynergie Consulting Pte Ltd, a company founded by him to offer consultancy and training services in strategic ICT planning, strategy development, policy formulation and enterprise architecting.

Lyn Boxall

Lyn Boxall
Fellow of Information Privacy,

She is one of the co-authors of "99 Privacy Breaches to Beware of" and specializes in data protection and information security, and practices general commercial law for a wide range of local and international clients as well. She holds international certifications in privacy/data protection awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), namely, Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified information Privacy Professional, Asia (CIPP/A), Certified Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E) and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). She is also certified by Exin (the global independent certification institute for ICT Professionals) as a Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner.

This is not a foundation course, participants are expected to have the following pre-requisites:
• Good knowledge of data protection; and
• Tertiary level qualifications; and/or
• At least 2 years of working experience


  • Introduction to European Data Protection
  • European Regulatory Institutions
  • Legislative Framework
  • Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation
  • Cross-border Data Transfers


The CIPP/E body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics that you need to know to become certified. It also has an exam blueprint that indicates how many questions from each topic you can expect on the exam.

Read the full CIPP/E Body of Knowledge document.


  • Lecture style
  • Video clips
  • Discussions with consultants
  • Role play / presentations


As part of the requirement for SkillsFuture Singapore, there will be an assessment conducted at the end of the course. The mode of assessment, which is up to the trainer’s discretion, may be an online quiz, a presentation or based on classroom exercises.

Participants are required to attain a minimum of 75% attendance and pass the associated assessment in order to receive a digital Certificate of Participation issued by Singapore Management University.

For more information on assessment and re-assessment policy, click here.


Straits Interactive is an Official Training Partner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Our trainers have been actively engaged in doing actual PDPA audits of Singaporean companies for Straits Interactive, and are certified by IAPP to conduct the CIPP/E course. Together, the team has also trained thousands of participants in the Personal Data Protection Act.

  • Electronic copy of course materials
  • First year IAPP membership free for new IAPP members

1. Course fee includes electronic copy of course materials.
2. Participants who are new to IAPP will be given free membership for the first year.
3. Examination voucher for the IAPP certification examination is NOT included and has to be purchased separately.
Scroll down for more information on the Purchase of Examination voucher.

Singapore Citizen < 40 years old
Permanent Resident 
(After SSG Funding 70%)
(After SSG Funding 70% + ETSS Funding 20%)
(After SSG Funding 70%)
Singapore Citizen ≥ 40 years old$457.20
(After SSG Funding 70% + MCES Funding 20%)
(After SSG Funding 70% + MCES Funding 20%)
(After SSG Funding 70% + MCES Funding 20%)
International Participant$3,924.00
(No Funding)
(No Funding)
(No Funding)
Please note that the prices listed above are inclusive of the new 9% GST, applicable from January 1, 2024.


The IAPP Certification Examination is not funded by SSG and the course fee paid does not include the examination voucher. The voucher has to be purchased separately from SI and not claimable using SkillsFuture Credits.

You can purchase a one-time exam for *S$108 (including GST) from Straits Interactive.
*The special offer is available only to class participants and is non-transferable

**This limited time offer is available for 7 days from and inclusive of the 3rd day of the class and payment must be made within 3 working days. The exam voucher is valid for 12 months from the date it is issued to you.

NOTE: This special price does not apply for exam retake.

More details will be shared on the 3rd day of the class.

Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

PSEA can be utilised for subsidised programmes eligible for SkillsFuture Credit support. Click here to find out more.


# SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via MySkillsFuture.sg must be made within 60 days before course commencement.

SMU Academy has to be informed on the Claim ID no. and claim amount in order for the correct payable course fee amount to be reflected on the invoice. Please click here for more details on SkillsFuture Credit.

* Note: Participants claiming SkillsFuture credits should locate the course in Training Exchange using the Course Code/Name

# Workfare Skills Support Scheme

Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme in replacement of Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme:

With effect from 1 July 2020, applicants who wish to apply for the WTS Scheme may refer to the WSS Scheme instead. Please click here for more details.


# Enhanced Training Support Scheme

  • Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

# Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll here.
For more information, please refer to:


For more information on course details, write to us at courses@straitsinteractive.com or call us at +65 6974 8949 / +65 6920 5462.


Click here to send an enquiry to SMU Academy on matters pertaining to registration and billing.


I enjoyed the practical example and case study discussions. The atmosphere of the workshop was relaxed and friendly. Learning was conducive. I liked the interactive nature of the workshop.

Group Data Protection Officer

The combination of two perspectives was great. Both legal & operational aspects were successfully blended into an understandable synopsis fit for everyone. Instructors were very passionate.

Course participant - November 2018

Course content was up to date and with very reliable resources. Not only based on historical cases but also from real life experiences.

Course participant - November 2018

The CIPP/E workshop is very useful and relevant. Instructors are equipped with the expertise to put knowledge into context. Glad to have attended the workshop in person. Wouldn't have been able to grasp it just by reading the book alone.


Very useful for business application from examples given. Good clarity from examples and cases provided and trainers have prepared extensively for the course.

Yuri See

Kevin and Lyn use real life examples to teach this programme. He puts theory into practice. An excellent programme!

Vernon (Malaysia)

Straits Interactive is the "Go-To" place to obtain IAPP certification. The instructors are engaging with theoretical and practical knowledge. Best practices are shares. So, not only do you gain book knowledge but practical knowledge too!

Kenneth Ong

Very comprehensive and helpful especially the discussion on the different European institutions. There were a lot of scenarios and real cases which helped me better understand the application of the GDPR. Kevin & Lyn are definitely experts on data protection considering all the knowledge & experiences they have shared. Discussion was lively, I enjoyed it very much!

Ann Elmedolan
Compliance Officer

The tips & mock exams helped prepare us for the certification exam. The speakers are knowledgeable about the topic from both legal and operational perspective.

Course Participant - October 2019

Great 3 days of learning with practical advice and tips from Kevin and Lyn on GDPR. Many thanks for all your preparations and sharing. I would highly recommend Straits Interactive's training to all interested in getting to grips with Data Protection laws in Asia and other regions. Kevin is an excellent and passionate trainer with deep knowledge of data protection laws. Lyn contributed greatly to the legal aspect and helped us understand GDPR through sharing practical tips. Thank you for your generous sharing and I wish you the very best in continuing to increase practioners/DPOs' knowledge of data protection laws in Asia.

Eunice Mah
Legal Director, S.E.A

It is very good! I have learned a lot and the lessons are not just read from the slides. The trainers 'humanize' the lessons and do a lot of applications.

Course Participant - September 2020

The training is very helpful and informative. It explained topics that needed clarification and further details. I learned valuable information on cross boarder transfers which is a concept not embodied in the Data Privacy Act of the Philippines. In addition, I also learnt about the history of the GDPR and how it came to be.

Krishna Aira Tana-Caguia

As an online participant, the connection was clear and minimal technical difficulties encountered. I learnt the application and interpretation of GDPR in practice. The instructor’s explanation was clear and examples were very relevant. The legal side of the course was explained clearly with examples that were very relevant and interesting.

Amor G. Venenoso

I found the training very informative and useful. Particularly, kudos to the trainers as they were very energetic and engaging which helped in keeping the training session interesting.

Course Participant - September 2020

I liked that the training was well-balanced. The concepts were presented alongside practical anecdotes and real-life scenarios. I was able to learn the interplay of the various privacy resources (i.e. GDPR, Convention 108, European Union Directive).

Anna Benjieline Puzon

The online classes were on point, it's as good having the face to face classes. I really enjoyed the practical analysis of cases and how engaging the discussion was. The relevance of the discussion was on point, within the scope and can gain real-world insights even on hypothetical scenarios.

Course participant - September 2020

Very informative, insightful, invaluable inputs especially with case scenarios. The speakers are knowledgeable and experts in the field.

Jeremy O. Panganiban

The training was very insightful and helpful. The content is comprehensive and very informative . Every topic discussed was very relevant for the purposes of understanding European data protection.

Pierre Martin D. Reyes
Managing Partner

It was excellent i.e. as good as physical training. Very insightful and relevant to my work in contract negotiations, doing PIA and training colleagues.

Bee Ghee Ong
APAC IT Legal Counsel

This online learning experience works out extremely well. The whole experience is very smooth and efficient. Excellent content, with very useful additional detailed notes inserted as well as the cheatsheets! Very much appreciated! Kevin is extremely enthusiastic apart from being a domain expert! Lyn is very knowledgeable not only in the law but also her practical knowledge.

Png Seok Hooi
Regulatory Advisory Compliance

Very glad that I was able to attend this online training, every information related to the subject matter was relayed in a very clear and reliable manner. The class is really a new type of experience as someone who is very used to a classroom set up and it is surprisingly interactive and engagement is really active and lively. As new in studying about the GDPR the training is very helpful in a lot of ways. Kevin is very lively and has the way beyond excellent knowledge about the subject which made me understand more. Thank you! :) Lyn is a very vital instructor in this training in helping me understand more about the subject matter. 3 days has been very brain shaking training but i got a better understanding of the subject more than when i was just reading about GDPR.

Marie Ann
Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator

The workshop content was well substantiated with many practical examples.

Course Participant - May 2020

Great (and smooth!) delivery of the training even though it's done through a webinar. Interactive with solid examples provided, and thank you for all the tips!

Course Participant - May 2020

The course is great. I’m much more confident performing my DPO role.

Course Participant - February 2020

The online experience was good overall and the trainers were very engaging. I have learned some new things today. The majority of the things that were discussed are already being practiced in our company. I think it was a good training where I had the opportunity to check what we are missing in our company.

Ricardo Apolinario
Country Privacy Lead (PH)

Kevin and Lyn are great trainers as they bring loads of experience to the table. This makes the dry lessons very relatable.

Daniel Yap
Chief Compliance Officer, TeleMedC PTE. LTD

Good overview which helps lay a good groundwork for the CIPPE exams. Instructors were engaging, clear and experts in the field.

Course participant - March 2021

I liked the way the workshop was run despite online in the way that 1) the interaction between the 2 instructors made it lively and very good rapport is seen, 2) questions are answered real time via chat function, 3) able to address questions individually during break time despite online had made us not feel that we missed out on social interaction (physical training) 4) detailed admin instructions given eg on zoom, iapp registration, citrep funding etc.


I enjoyed the practical example and case study discussions. The atmosphere of the workshop was relaxed and friendly. Learning was conducive. I liked the interactive nature of the workshop.

Group Data Protection Officer

The combination of two perspectives was great. Both legal & operational aspects were successfully blended into an understandable synopsis fit for everyone. Instructors were very passionate.

Course participant - November 2018