Online activity is becoming a larger part of people’s life. Collaboration tools are used for business, e-commerce is used for transactions, and social ties endure across a variety of social networks. This societal change was not brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, but it was accelerated in part by it. The issue over data privacy is growing along with the amount of data available online.

This means that careers in data privacy have also seen a boom, as Governments have begun to respond to citizens’ and stakeholders’ demands to regulate data processing by corporates and government agencies themselves. As a result, the intricate link between cybersecurity and data privacy has led to many companies hiring professionals who work within an organizational setting to protect a company’s most important data. They also research and understand all data compliance requirements so that an organization remains in proper legal standing. The demand for data privacy expertise among cybersecurity professionals is also being driven by evolving privacy legislations. Having data privacy officers is now also becoming mandatory in order to adhere to the data protection rules and regulations.

A well-paying niche of professionals, who are in demand (which will only increase in the future) is now thus created.

However, merely having an undergraduate degree in this field is not enough in ensuring a career in the field of data privacy. One must have in-depth knowledge about the data protection laws and practices.

In order to get credibility in this field, it is very important that a prospective candidate has necessary certifications.

The IAPP, a non-profit organisation, is the largest and most extensive worldwide information privacy community.

1.The CIPP/US certification, which is the industry standard for privacy experts worldwide, is highly regarded by leading businesses.

A CIPP/US certificate, which is supported by ANSI/ISO accreditation, increases your earning potential and your chances of getting promoted because it demonstrates that you are well-versed in U.S. privacy laws and regulations.

2.The CIPT certification was developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in 2014.

With its practical, hands-on approach to information privacy and security, the IAPP CIPT stands out from the crowd. It is ideal for practitioners searching for skills to more effectively use compliance and mitigating risk techniques because the primary focus is on the adoption of privacy in daily operations.

All processes and toolchains need the use of these security mechanisms. Consequently, there is an increasing need for knowledgeable, credentialed professionals. Every certification increases a person’s self-assurance in their skills. That is what the CIPT certification achieves.

3.The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) program is the world’s first and only management certification in personal data protection. It equips professionals with in-depth knowledge about privacy, helps organizations protect their data effectively, and gives privacy practitioners an edge in their careers. It is designed and offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a non-profit organization working since 2000 to educate and guide privacy professionals as well as create awareness about best practices and trends.

4. Looking for certification to help you gain knowledge about European and national data protection laws? CIPP/E is what you have been searching fWith the power of ANSI/ISO accreditation behind it, a CIPP/E credential elevates your professional profile by deepening your knowledge and improving your job effectiveness.


Tsaaro Academy along with IAPP constantly strives to keep the certification exams, textbooks, and training up to date to reflect the latest advances in privacy.

Heard a lot about GDPR recently and want to be an expert in it? IAPP is the place for you. The GDPR mandates every organization to appoint a DPO (Data Protection Officer)