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Learn About Data Privacy: Introducing the Data Privacy Course

In order to keep data secure, all members of the organization should be aware of how customer and client personal data is being used. If a company has data privacy at the forefront of its objectives, they are less likely to experience a security breach or cyber attack. Udacity’s Data Privacy Course offers all levels of professionals foundational modules in data privacy to: 

1) Evaluate the data privacy risks associated with different types of data they collect, use, and share. 

2) Ask critical questions about privacy issues from business, legal, and cultural aspects

3) Analyze the trade-offs of common privacy approaches such as aggregating or anonymizing personally identifiable information (PII) of their customers or employees. 

Students leave the course with a holistic view of data privacy issues in business, a data privacy checklist for use in future projects, and industry-guided best practices that can be implemented in physical and virtual office environments.

Instructor: Learn From the Top Data Privacy Professional

Ron Woerner CISSP, CISM:

An internationally recognized thought leader in cybersecurity and data privacy. As Chief Security Officer at Cyber-AAA, Ron works as a consultant / vCISO, advises leaders, and delivers training worldwide. He has several technology degrees and is passionate about building cyber professionals.

The profile of a student interested in enrolling in this course will include any of the following attributes. 

  • Any professionals (e.g., IT, programming, HR, data, or marketing professionals) who collect, operate, and use company or customer’s sensitive personal or protected data daily.
  • Early- to mid-career product or project managers who set strategies, policies, or procedures about privacy or the use of personal or protected data for their products, projects, or services.
  • Policy-makers and government workers who propose public standards and regulations to data protection and privacy education. 

5 Important Questions For Your Company to Consider 

  1. What are the typical regulatory or privacy risks that I should consider when using my customer/user data?
  2. What types of data can be regarded as private, protected, or sensitive? 
  3. What are the best practices for safeguarding personal or protected data, and is my current practice enough? 
  4. What are the newly emerging data privacy threats that I should be aware of?
  5. How can I empower myself and my colleagues to be more mindful of data privacy issues in the office?

Pre-requisite Skills: 

A student wishing to enroll in this course should have the following skills.

  • Understanding of data privacy regulations in their jurisdiction.
  • Familiarity with basic cybersecurity best practices – Cybersecurity Fluency, Encryption, Data encryption and a general understanding of security fundamentals:
    • Cybersecurity hygiene best practices
    • One or more Cybersecurity frameworks (e.g., NIST CSF, CIS Controls, PCI DSS, ISO 2700).
    • Cybersecurity risk identification, assessment, and management fundamentals
    • Security access control management
    • Security network and system architecture
    • Encryption fundamentals
    • Event detection and response

Enroll Today

Graduates of this program will be able to examine data privacy risks and their impact on digital projects and organizations. They will also be able to evaluate the current state of data management, protection, and security practices at their organization. Your team will be able to develop a data privacy checklist based on the most common privacy standards and industry-guided best practices. Enroll in Udacity’s Data Privacy Course, connect with our industry experts and start protecting your customer’s data.

Eraina Ferguson
Eraina Ferguson
Eraina Ferguson is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Udacity. Her recent monologue, Listen to Her, was read by actress Marla Gibbs and featured at the WACO Theatre’s 50in50 event. Her writing has been featured on NBC Universal, Red Tricycle, LA Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Eraina lives in California with her husband and children.