This an excellent course with practical orientation.  It is fun, interactive and one gets access to experts in the field.  The “additional resources” provided by the ADCG are most beneficial.  The workshops and exam are a mechanism for participants to gauge their assimilation of the education. This is a training course that I strongly recommend for individuals charged with collecting, accessing, processing, storing and handling all types of data.”
-Teresa Skehan, Director Information Privacy and Protection Office, IBM
Data Privacy and Protection Specialist Certificate Course

Be Proactive, Stay Engaged, Plan Ahead

Register Early, Seating is Limited

February 24th – 25th 2021, Wednesday & Thursday | Recording Available
On Demand (Recorded)
September 15th – 16th 2021, Wednesday & Thursday
November 10th – 11th 2021, Wednesday & Thursday
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (8 hours total)

How is the Data Officer Certificate course unique?

  • DPPS teaches you to manage risks to all types of data, including confidential/proprietary data and intellectual property. 
  • DPPS combines the compliance requirements of data privacy with the cybersecurity skills of data protection.
  • DPPS is designed to help companies of all sizes from all industry sectors.
You already have certifications, why do you need to take another course?
  • Privacy is just one part of a proper data management program; you need all the skills to protect your company’s data.
  • Add value to your company and your career and prepare to protect data at the highest level of any organization.
  • Enhance your qualifications and join our network of DPPS certified industry leaders.

A Workshop will enable participants to establish a data privacy & protection function within a sample organization

An exam follows the course.  Participants who pass the exam will receive a framable certificate and will become part of  ADCG’s Certificate Holder Network

Data protection officers or data protection leads
Chief privacy officers or privacy leads
Chief risk officers and risk managers
Chief information officers or IT leads
Chief information security officers or information security leads
Chief compliance officers or compliance counsel or managers
Product development manager
Legal counsel
Chief operations officers or operational personnel

The course was excellent; material, speakers, agenda, coordination, working group sessions, communication along the way, everything, was just very well done. Great job to all involved!!– Rodrigo Martino, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Officer for Citibank


Jody Westby
CEO of Global Cyber Risk

Drawing upon a unique combination of more than twenty years of technical, legal, policy, and business experience, Ms. Westby founded Global Cyber Risk LLC (GCR) in 2000.  GCR provides first-tier advisory and technical services to organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, cyber governance, incident response, and digital asset inventories and data mapping.  Ms. Westby also serves as Adjunct Professor to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Computer Science. She is a professional blogger for Forbes and writes a regular column for Leader’s Edge magazine on cybersecurity issues.

Ms. Westby is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. She serves as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Privacy and Computer Crime Committee (Science & Technology Law Section) and co-chair of the Cybercrime Committee.

Ms. Westby led the development of the International Toolkit on Cybercrime Legislation and is an editor and co-author of the 2010 WFS-ITU publication, The Quest for Cyber Peace. Ms. Westby is co-author and editor of four books on privacy, security, cybercrime, and enterprise security programs and author of two books on legal issues associated with cybersecurity research, all published by the ABA.  She speaks globally on these issues.

February 24th – 25th 2021, Wednesday & Thursday | Recording Available
On Demand (Recorded)
September 15th – 16th 2021, Wednesday & Thursday
November 10th – 11th 2021, Wednesday & Thursday
Combo: Membership & Certificate Course: $995
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (8 hours total)
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