Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) a premier Data Protection organization in India is conducting a program for Certification of Data Protection Professionals in India.

The Government of India is preparing itself to pass a new Bill “Personal Data Protection Act 2023” in the coming months and a draft Bill referred to as DPDPB 2022 has already been published.

DPDPB 2022 is a continuation of the provisions of Personal Data Protection now available under the Information Technology Act 2000 (ITA 2000) and carries the legislative intent indicated in the earlier drafts referred to as PDPB 2018 and PDPB 2019. Global laws and regulations particularly in the form of GDPR, CCPA and others continue to provide additional guidelines on the Compliance expectations from the industry.

FDPPI’s Certification program includes an in-depth discussion on the Indian Law, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, DIFC-DPL and Singapore data protection law to provide a firm foundation in Data Protection laws across the globe for the participants.

Additionally the CDPP program discusses an exclusive Personal Data Protection Compliance Framework for Indian Corporates from the perspective of implementation for compliance and certifiable audit. The framework based on the Personal Data Protection Compliance Standard of India (PDPCSI) is a framework of 50 implementation specifications and leads to an evaluation of Data Trust Score (DTS) as a reflection of the compliance maturity of an organization.

FDPPI’s CDPP program to be conducted through 24 hours online sessions to be conducted under the leadership of Naavi the veteran Privacy and Cyber Law specialist in India will be co-certified by DNV-GL the well known international Risk Assurance Company.

Sessions will be for 3 hours on Saturdays and Sundays starting from June 17, 2023 on week ends for 4 week ends.


Session no Duration MinutesCoverage
1.1June 1790Introduction to the concepts of Privacy, Data Protection, Data as an Asset, Data Valuation
1.2June 1790Data Protection laws of India-ITA 2000, Section 43A, Intermediary Guidelines
2.1June 1890DPDPB 2022: Applicability, Roles, Penalties
2.2June 1890DPDPB 2022: Obligations, Rights, Regulatory Mechanism
3.1June 2490Introduction to GDPR
3.2June 2490GDPR: Compliance Requirements
4.1June 2590Brief introduction to other laws-HIPAA, CCPA, DIFC and Singapore law
4.2June 2590Cases. Discussion (Lawful Basis, Consent)
5.1July 190Cases.. Discussions (Cross Border Transfer, DPIA, Data Breach Notification)
5.2July 190Introduction to Data Audit
6.1July 290DPIA and Compliance Audit
6.2July 290PDPCSI as a Framework and Data Trust Score
7July 890Discussions
 8 90Bridging Session

P.S: A Free session for all participants if the Government of India introduces any modified Bill in the next Parliamentary Session.

The main faculty for the program would be Naavi. Industry experts would be invited for brief interactions during the program at different times. Accordingly some fine tuning of the session topics may be made in deviation of the above program schedule.

After the program all participants will be issued participation Certificates. Interested participants can take an online examination for being certified as “Certified Data Protection Professional”, Certificate for which will be issued under the joint signatures of  FDPPI and DNV-GL .

The Fee for the program is Rs 35000/- (Inclusive of GST)

Examination fee for Certification is Rs 6000/- (Inclusive of GST)

Fee for Program along with Examination together: Rs 40000/- (Inclusive of GST)

Members of partner organizations like DNV, BSPIN etc with which FDPPI has business associate relationships may contact the respective organizations for special price if any available through those organizations.

Early Bird Discount available for Registration upto 31st May 2023 in the form of waiver of examination fee.

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