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Current Courses


What's Included

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does the CIPP/E course take?


This course is split over 2 days, with 8 hours training each day. 

How do I take the CIPP/E exam?


After you've completed the training course you'll be given online access to a practice exam (this is optional- you don't have to!).

You'll then be given a voucher for your exam which you can redeem on the IAPP's website.

You can book the online exam at a time that is convenient to you.

Do you offer CIPP/E certification or just the training? 


MENA Executive Training is an authorised, Official Training Partner of IAPP and functions as an online learning platform, providing full training and preparation courses for the certification exams managed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Upon successfully completing a course at MENA Executive Training, if you have chosen the full certification option then you will be registered with the IAPP to take the exam at a time that is convenient to you.  

Do I need to take the CIPP/E exam or can I just do the training? 

It's up to you! You don't need to take the exam if you don't want to - however you won't be certified if you don't.

We strongly advise that you take the exam, as apart from the great training you'll receive, the prestigious certification

from the IAPP is respected worldwide and will help you in your future career. 

Is the training In-Person or Online? 

We offer both. To find out what current courses we are offering check out our Course Calendar page. 

Where is the venue for the In-Person training? 

We have many training centres around the Middle East and North Africa- some are in 5 Star Hotels and others are in financial centres or other institutions. To find out where the course you are interested in is held,

click on the book now button in the top right hand corner of the website.

Who is this CIPP/E course for?

The course is open to anyone. However, professionals responsible for integrating privacy requirements into day-to-day

operations and those who are pursuing CIPM certification will find this course most beneficial. 

Are you an Official Training Partner of the IAPP? 



You can confirm this on the IAPP's website


In Person Course Locations

  • Doha, Qatar

  • Lusail, Qatar

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • NEOM, Saudi Arabia

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Manama, Bahrain

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Casablanca, Morocco

  • Muscat, Oman

Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe

Understand the GDPR and Regional European Data Protection Laws

About IAPP CIPP/E GDPR Training


CIPPE training builds a deep understanding of European laws, regulations and policy frameworks.

The course includes explanations of European regulatory structures; concepts of data protection; major laws

including the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive and more.

Who Should take the CIPP/E Course?

European and international data protection professionals who manage or work within GDPR and European national compliance frameworks, and/or those pursuing CIPP/E certification. IAPP European Data Protection training helps satisfy GDPR requirements for DPOs (data protection officers) responsible for monitoring compliance, managing data protection activities, etc.

What Will I Learn?

CIPP/E training builds a deep understanding of European laws, regulations and policy frameworks. The curriculum includes explanations of European regulatory structures; concepts of data protection; major laws including the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive; and more.


Course Modules

GDPR Compliance

Gain a detailed understanding of the GDPR’s essential elements

and how to integrate them into a compliance framework.


Data processing principles, GDPR scope, consent,

legitimate interests and special categories.


Data subject rights, privacy notices and transparency.


International data transfers.


Processing employee data, surveillance, marketing and internet considerations.


Security of processing: controls, mechanisms, data breach notifications.


Accountability, including data protection by design and default,

data protection impact assessments,

and data protection officer roles and responsibilities.

Foundations of European Data Protection

Learn the respective roles of the European Union, the Council of Europe,

the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights.


Understand the interplay between the GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive,

and related legislation such as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU

and the European Convention on Human Rights.


Trace the evolution of data protection laws,

including the Data Protection Directive and the GDPR.


Recognize personal data, anonymous and pseudonymous data,

and special categories of data.


Know the responsibilities of different data protection roles,

such as controllers and processors.

Legislation and Regulatory Bodies

Learn the major regulatory bodies,

including the European Data Protection Board

and the Data Protection Supervisor,

and their enforcement powers.

Know the roles, powers and procedures

of supervisory authorities.

Gain a solid grasp of remedies,

liabilities, penalties, and administrative fines.

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