CIPP-E Focus Course - Employment and Surveillance

The CIPP/E Focus Courses cater to individuals seeking a brief review of specific topics in the curriculum, rather than a comprehensive training course. They are designed for those preparing for the challenging CIPP/E exam who only require a refresher on certain subjects. 
This condensed eLearning course focuses on Employment and Surveillance under the GDPR, specifically addressing Supervisory authorities and the Consequences of GDPR Violations.

Important Topics

In this course we’ll discuss the Legal basis for processing of employee data, Storage of personnel records, Workplace monitoring and data loss prevention, EU Works councils, Whistleblowing systems and ‘Bring your own device' (BYOD) programs.
The second part about surveillance dives deeper into Surveillance by public authorities, Interception of communications, Closed-circuit television, Geolocation and Biometrics and facial recognition.

Target Audience

  • Individuals who need a foundational understanding of Employment and Surveillance under the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Anyone interested in pursuing CIPP/E certification.
  • Individuals who already took a training course but feel the need for more background information about this specific topic.
  • Individuals who took the CIPP/E trial exam, the analysis of which said to specifically focus on this topic before going up for the certification exam.
  • In case you consider purchasing more focus courses, it is advised to take them in the same order as the CIPP/E curriculum.


  • 10 comprehensive modules that each contain several articles to read or listen to, videos, slides, free resources, a glossary, and a quiz to test what you have learned in that module.
  • Personalized Study Schedule, based on when you need to finish your training course. Your schedule is made automatically, and will adjust when you change your desired end date.
  • Study Statistics that will allow you to keep track of your progress at any time.
  • Digital Flashcards with definitions of all important concepts of the CIPP/E curriculum are available in the course.
  • All materials are updated regularly, and you will always have access to the latest version of the courseware, no matter when you have made your purchase or started your course.

Course Content

10 lessons 14.5 hours


The CIPP/E Employment and Surveillance focus course on offered valuable insights into data privacy considerations in the workplace. The modules covered essential topics like employee consent, data retention, and employee monitoring practices. The course materials were informative and supported by real-life scenarios, which enhanced my grasp of the subject matter. If you're seeking to refresh your knowledge of data protection in employment settings, this focus course is an excellent choice.


Valuable Insights

The CIPP/E Employment and Surveillance focus course on provided a comprehensive examination of data protection principles in the employment context. The modules explored topics such as employee data processing, workplace monitoring, and employee privacy rights. The course materials were detailed and well-organized, offering practical examples and guidance. This focus course is highly recommended for those looking to deepen their understanding of data protection issues in the employment sphere.


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