Certificate Course for Data Protection Officers

UP Open University, UPOU Foundation Inc., and Digital Freedom Network team up to bring you the Certificate Course for Data Protection Officers.

Course Description: The course is designed to train and certify Data Privacy Officers who will be tasked with designing, implementing, and overseeing the respective data privacy policies of their organizations, in compliance with the Data Privacy Act and its Implementing Rules.

 At the end of the course, participants will be taking a certification exam based on the course modules and lectures. A Certification shall be issued to participants who pass the exam.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the fundamentals of Philippine Data Privacy law, including the respective rights and obligations of data subjects, personal information controllers, and personal information processors.
  2. Develop or oversee the implementation of data privacy policies and regulations 
  3. Undertake the functions of a Data Privacy Officer, including conducting privacy impact assessments and undertaking the reportorial requirements as mandated by law or regulation.

Course Delivery and Materials

The course materials include course guide, study guides, and reading materials that will be uploaded in the course site

Course Structure

The four-day course is divided into eight (8) modules. It begins with an introduction to basic concepts of Privacy and Data Privacy, then progresses to more detailed discussions on the specific rights, obligations, and requirements under the Data Privacy Act. Participants are then taken through practical exercises designed to train them in implementing data privacy practices and policies amidst the daily routine of an organization. Participants are also apprised of the appropriate information security practices that are recommended for adoption to ensure compliance with their data privacy obligations under the law.

Module 1: Privacy Concepts

A lecture giving an overview on the basics of privacy law.

Module 2: Basic Concepts about the Data Privacy Act

    A lecture giving an introduction to the fundamental concepts about the 

     Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules

 Module 3: Rights and Obligations under Data Privacy Act

A lecture providing detailed explanations of the various rights and obligations of data subjects and those who acquire possession and/or control over their personal data under the Data Privacy Act.

Module 4: Enforcement and Implementation of the Data Privacy Act

A lecture discussing on the enforcement and implementation mechanisms under the Data Privacy Act, focusing in particular on these elements:

    • Penalties
    • Compliance Officers for Privacy
    • Data Protection Officers
    • Registration
    • Data Transfers

 Module 5: Privacy Management Program

A detailed guide, together with written exercises, on the establishment of a privacy management program, including on conducting a privacy impact assessment. 

Module 6: Data Breach Management

A discussion on necessary, compliant and best practices in the event of a data breach. Participants are taken through practical exercises involving various scenarios of data breach. 

Module 7: Information Security for Government

A lecture on required information security practices required particularly for public sector employees. This module can be dispensed with if participants are entirely in the private sector. 

Module 8: Information Security Management System

A lecture on the establishment and management of an information security management system, conducted by an information security professional

Written Examination

Schedule of Course Offering for Year 2021 

CCDPO_1_2021 (batch 1) :15 February- 12 March 2021

CCDPO_2_2021 (batch 2) :12 April- 07 May 2021 

CCDPO_3_2021(batch 3) :07 June- 02 July 2021 

CCDPO_4_2021 (batch 4) :02-27 August 2021

About the Course Providers

The course is offered by the Faculty of Management and Development Studies – UP Open University, the Digital Freedom Network and the UP Open University Foundation, Inc. as part of the project titled “Certificate Course for Data Protection Officers.” 

UP Open University

Digital Freedom Network

UP Open University Foundation, Inc.

For more information, please send an email to dpcourse@upou.edu.ph

Interested participants may register online using the Online Sign-up form, or visit the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, UPOU HQ, Los Baños, Laguna.

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