At the foundation of data protection and privacy is training, as it allows companies to retain professionals, develop awareness, and communicate more effectively to the organization.

BDO’s Data Protection Academy assists organizations in achieving those goals and provides training from anywhere at any time. As an authorized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) trainer, we offer various courses with trainers with global experience. Additionally, we provide our clients with private, customizable training and eLearning and Learning Management System (LMS) content development and delivery, and complimentary webinars focused on hot topics. Our team trains more than 10,000 professionals in a typical year and provides customized training for the Global 500.

Why is the Academy Important?

Data and disruptive technologies are crucial elements in this highly interconnected global economy. Organizations that process and store data must protect and mitigate potential risks associated with the data they manage and store, following data protection and privacy laws and regulations worldwide. Failure to do so can result in fraud, negative press, and loss of revenue, productivity, and brand trust. At the foundation of data protection and privacy is training.

Why choose BDO's Academy?

Our team trains thousands of professionals annually and provides customized training for many Global 500 organizations. BDO's trainers are practitioners with experience as the Data Protection Officer, CPO, CISO, CIO, and have backgrounds in legal, technology, disruptive technologies, management, and business processes. We are well versed in cultural and language nuances, as well as evolving regulatory changes.

 

What do course attendees receive?

As part of each course, participants receive valuable materials to continue their education, become more aware, or improve their operations.

IAPP Training

  • 10 CPE hours
  • Two, half-day live online instructor led training (8:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET)
  • IAPP Exam Voucher
  • Electronic IAPP Textbook
  • Digital Guide
  • Sample Examination Questions
  • 1-year IAPP Membership


Blockchain in Privacy

  • 3 CPE hours
  • Live online instructor led training
  • Digital Guide
  • The course includes an overview of:
    • Distributed Ledger Technology
    • Blockchain o Smart Contracts
    • Planning a Blockchain Project with Privacy in Mind
    • Blockchain and Privacy Software Development Considerations

Customized Training

  • CPEs - optional
  • Live online or in person training; attendees receive an electronic copy of course materials
  • Typical Courses offered:
    • Privacy Program Management
    • Privacy Impact Assessments
    • Blockchain Primer
    • Incident Response Tabletop Exercises and Simulations
    • Data Protection by Design Program Development
    • DPO and Individual Rights

eLearning/LMS Content Delivery

  • 100% customized content that is timely and relevant
  • Policies and Procedures aligned with the training program
  • Annual updates
  • eLearning and LMS strategy development
  • Script development
  • Follow up Q&A consulting


COURSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

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Blockchain in Privacy (Register Here)

Upcoming webinar

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May 4 & 5, 2021 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Live Web Event $1,500 with exam voucher
$1,350 EARLY BIRD
use code: BDOEARLY


Register Here

10 CPE Credits Available

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Upcoming webinars

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European Data Protection: CIPP/E
Understand the GDPR and regional European data protection laws

September 27-28th, 2022

Early Bird Price
$1,750 with discount code: BDOCIPPESEPT
(early bird offer effective until Sept. 12th, 2022 for September course)

REGISTER NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 27TH-28TH SESSION

January 11th-12th, 2023

Early Bird Price
$1,750 with discount code: BDOCIPPEJAN
(early bird offer effective until November 30th, 2022 for January course)

Register Now for January 11th-12th Session
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US Private-Sector Privacy Course (CIPP/US)
Understand U.S. data protection laws

October 12th-13th, 2022

Early Bird Price
$1,750 with discount code: BDOCIPPUSOCT
(early bird offer effective until September 25th , 2022 for October course)

Register Now for October 12-13th Session


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Data Protection Academy: Blockchain in Privacy
Understand Blockchain and Data Protection and how they correlate

October 25th, 2022

Early Bird Price
$299 with discount code: BDOEARLYBLOCK
(early bird offer effective until September 25th , 2022)

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Privacy in Technology: CIPT
Understand data privacy in technology

November 2nd-3rd, 2022

Early Bird Price
$1,950 with discount code: BDOCIPTNOV
(early bird offer effective until October 3rd, 2022 for November course)

REGISTER NOW FOR NOVEMBER 2nd-3rd SESSION

February 15th-16th, 2023

Early Bird Price
$1,950 with discount code: BDOCIPTFEB
(early bird offer effective until January 16th, 2023 for January course)

Register Now for February 15th-16th Session
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Privacy Program Management: CIPM
The foundations of privacy program management

December 7th-8th, 2022

Early Bird Price
$1,500 with discount code: BDOCIPMDEC
(early bird offer effective until November 7, 2022 for December course)

REGISTER NOW



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European Data Protection: CIPP/US
Understand U.S. data protection laws

March 7th-8th, 2023

Early Bird Price
$1,750 with discount code: BDOCIPPUSMARCH
(early bird offer effective until February 6, 2023 for March course)

REGISTER NOW


If you have any additional questions about the Data Protection Academy, click here to contact BDO DPA Support.

TRAINERS


Jim Amsler
Director
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Darien O'Hara
Senior Manager
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Karen Schuler
Principal
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Justin Wolfgang
Experienced Associate
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FAQ


What is the cost of attending each course?
Course rates vary, but we regularly conduct market research activities to ensure that BDO offers competitive rates.

Do I need to be logged in the entire time to receive CPE credit?
Yes, you need to be logged in during the entire course and will be required to answer at least 75% of the CPE checkpoints each day.

Which credit cards do you accept for online registration? 
BDO accepts all major credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Cards. The Payment process is through PayPal.com, and you will receive a receipt from [email protected].

Do you accept tokens/cryptocurrency for courses?
At this time, BDO does not accept tokens or cryptocurrency.

If I attended an IAPP course, how do I access my digital participant guide, sample examination questions, and other course materials from the course?

    • Visit https://iapp.org/. 
    • Click on MYIAPP and log into your account.
    • Click on My Purchases.
    • From there, scroll to the appropriate section on the page and click on the link to the course materials.


Where can I obtain my CPE certificate?
Click on the Step-by-Step Guide here to view your CPE Certificate. CPE Certificates are issued approximately three business days after the course has concluded. If you do not see your CPE Certificates listed in your account, email [email protected].

I am a BDO Global Firm professional or Partner and need to confirm my course attendance. What do I need to do? 
Please email Timothy Silcock l to confirm your attendance at a course.


If you have any additional questions about the Data Protection Academy, click here to contact BDO DPA Support.


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