CIPP-E Focus Course - International Data Transfers

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 International Data Transfers within the CIPP/E Curriculum, specifically addressing transfers between the EU and the U.S. as well as international data transfer mechanisms.

Important Topics

The first part of the course is about the Rationale for prohibition, adequate jurisdictions, data transfers between the EU and the US, covering Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield, the Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework and the implications of the ‘Schrems decisions’.
In the second part we cover data transfer mechanisms, like Standard Contractual Clauses, Binding Corporate Rules, Codes of Conduct and Certifications, Derogations and Transfer impact assessments (TIAs).

Target Audience

  • Individuals who need a foundational understanding of international data transfers under the GDPR.
  • 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.


  • 13 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

13 lessons 20.5 hours


The CIPP/E International Data Transfers focus course on provided clear guidance on the legal requirements and considerations for cross-border data transfers. The modules covered key concepts such as transfer mechanisms, supplementary measures, and the implications of international data transfers. The course content was detailed, facilitating a deeper understanding of this critical aspect of data protection. If you're looking to brush up on your knowledge of international data transfers, I highly recommend this focus course.


Clear Guidance

The CIPP/E International Data Transfers focus course on offered a comprehensive exploration of data transfer mechanisms under the GDPR. The modules provided detailed insights into adequacy decisions, standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, and other transfer mechanisms. The course materials were well-organized, supported by practical examples, and enriched my understanding of this complex subject. If you need to refresh your knowledge of international data transfers, this focus course is an excellent choice.


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