Certified Data Protection Professional (CDPP)

All present versions of the courses are now discontinued. New Courses would be introduced based on the new Data Protection Act as released by the JPC.



CDPP Module G
(Global Data Protection Laws)

(Registration Now open)

The Course objective is to provide the necessary knowledge back up for Data Protection Professionals in India who are typically handling personal data processing not only from India but from many countries in other data protection regions.

Module I has already covered in depth the Indian data protection regime and this Module G  covers the following five major global laws.

c) Singapore PDPA 2012
d) DIFC Data Protection Law

Course Contents:

1 Historical Perspective of emergence of Data Protection laws in different countries
2 GDPR- Applicability, Data Protection Principles and Data Subject Rights, Exemptions and Derogations
3 GDPR-Cross Border Transfer of Data, SCC, BCR
4 GDPR-Compliance Obligations, DPIA, Privacy By Design,
DPO, Remedies, Liabilities and Sanctions
5 CCPA- Applicability, Principles and Data Subject’s Rights, Legitimate Interests,
6 CCPA-Compliance Obligations, Notice, Consent, Legitimate Interest etc
7 HIPAA- Overview
8 DIFC-Overview
9 Singapore PDPA-Applicability, Principles, Data Subject’s Rights, Exemptions,
10 Singapore PDPA-Compliance Obligations
11 Challenges in Compliance of Multiple Data Protection Laws
12 Discussions

Appropriate reading material would be provided to the participants and an online examination would be held before Certification.

The fees for the Course consists of

a) Membership fee: Applicable only for new members*

b) Examination fee: Rs 6000/-

c) Training fee: Rs 6000/-

Since the membership fee is presently a minimum of Rs 6000/-, the total cost of certification for a new member would be Rs 18,000/-. For members the cost would be Rs 12,000/-

Registration is now open and the Prospectus is available here for more details

  • Patron donors are eligible for certification even if they are not members. New Patron donors who want to take Certification without membership need to have a minimum patron donation of Rs 6000/- to be eligible for taking up the Certification examination. The examination fee of Rs 6000/- would be additional to the patron donation.
  • Training can be attended without Certification or Membership at a cost of Rs 6000/- . Such attendees will be issued a Participation Certificate from the Training Partner.


Payment can be made to our training partner here.

The complete information about the program is available in the enclosed Prospectus.

Crash Course on PDPA


Based on specific request, Naavi/Cyber Law  is conducting a crash course on Personal Data Protection Act of India from 20th April 2020 to 25th April 2020 through virtual training for 2 hours on each day.

The program will be held between 8.30 am to 10.30 am.(IST)

The coverage would be as follows:

1.Evolution of Privacy Law in India. (ITA 2000-ITA 2008-Puttaswamy Judgement.Etc.) and .Understanding the Concept of Privacy and its relation with Data Protection

2.Applicability, Exemptions, Data Protection Obligations and Data Principal’s Rights

3.Grounds of Processing without Consent, Restrictions on Transfer of Personal Data outside India

4.DPA, Adjudication and Appellate Tribunal, Penalties and Offences and Grievance Redressal mechanism

5.Compliance Obligations (Transparency and Accountability Measures), Data Audits and DPO

6.Data Protection Challenges under New Technologies, Data Governance Framework, Interactive discussion and Review

The participation fee would be Rs 3000/- per participant.  Registration can be done by making the payment below:

Course for “Certified Data Protection Professional”: Second batch  to Commence in April 2020

Cyber Law College successfully completed the first Course for “Certified Data Protection Officers in India” by concluding the online examination process on 1st March 2020. With this history has been created with the commencement of a new era of Professionals who are ready to take on the requirements of Data Protection under the Indian law when it comes through in the next few months.

So far we only had professionals who were certified for International data protection laws and there was a need to create professionals who were more conversant with Indian law.

The Module I of the program which was concluded over 12 online sessions provided a good over view of the Indian Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 along with an exposure to the DPO’s requirements of technology and audit requirements to some extent. 

In order to have another batch of professionals with the requisite knowledge of the Indian law, the next batch is being commenced on April 4th 2020. There will be 12 sessions of 90 minutes each on Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 am which can be attended over an online platform.

Necessary content will be provided and online examination would be held some time in May 2020.

Certification would be provided by FDPPI (Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India). Cyber Law College would be the training partner.

The fee structure would be as follows:

Course Fee: Rs 6000/-

Course material: Rs 500/-*

Certification fee: Rs 3500/-

FDPPI Membership fee: Rs 5000/-**

One set of course material would be given free as soft copy. 

*The book “Personal Data Protection Act of India” (PDPA 2020) would be a supplementary support material for which Rs 500/- of the fee is reserved. This is optional.

**The FDPPI membership will be for those who are not currently members. 

Hence for members of FDPPI who opt out of the book, the base fee would be Rs 9500/-

For non members who opt for the book, the fees would be Rs 15,000/-

An early bird discount is available for Rs 1000/- upto 15th March 2020. The participation for the batch is expected to be limited to a maximum of 30 registrations.

Cyber Law College in association with FDPPI is also planning further modules of the Augmented Certification program.

This would include

Module G: Including global data protection laws such as GDPR, CCPA and Singapore PDPA

Module B: Including interpersonal skill development including leadership skills, Decision making skills, Counselling skills, Mediation and Arbitration skills.

Module A: Including Data Audit skills and Data Governance skills

Module T: Including Technology skills required for a DPO.

The Module-I will be the base module of awareness which is presently based on the current Bill and would be further augmented when the Act along with relevant rules come into operation.

The five modules will be may be conducted by different agencies accredited by FDPPI at different points of time and completion of all five modules would create the “Certified Expert Data Protection Professional and Auditor”.

Registrations for the second batch of Module I are now open. Persons interested may send e-mail requests to clc4india@gmail.com indicating the preferred options… whether they require membership and/or the book. Accordingly the link for payment would be sent for completion.

It is intended that there could be limitation on the number of participants and hence interested persons may kindly contact at the earliest.

(Copy of the prospectus with application form available here)

Payment options:

For Members of FDPPI: 

(a) Course fee only for FDPPI members Rs9500/-  

(b) Cost of Book on PDPA ( if not already purchased):  500/-

(Total of (a)+(b)  Rs 10,000/– )

For Non Members:

Membership fee: 

Rs 5000/- towards Foundation membership.

Option to become Supporting member at Rs 10000/- also available. (See here for details).

The total fee payable for non members(a)+(b)+(c) would therefore be, Rs 15000/-

If the candidate has already purchased the book, they can opt out of the book and pay  Rs 14500/- as the case may be.

Payment Link is available here::



A new version of the course on Personal Data Protection Act of India has been introduced by Cyber Law College with additional modules on Data Governance Framework as well as a discussion on the Data Protection Challenges in the New Technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data etc.

The revised Course content is now as follows:

Course Contents:

  1. Evolution of Privacy Law in India. (ITA 2000-ITA 2008-Puttaswamy Judgement.Etc.) and
  2. Understanding the Concept of Privacy and its relation with Data Protection
  3. Applicability, Exemptions, Transitional Provisions
  4. Data Principal’s Rights and Data Protection Obligations
  5. Grounds of Processing
  6. Transfer of Personal data outside India
  7. DPA and DPO
  8. Compliance Obligations
  9. Penalties and Offences and Grievance Redressal mechanism
  10. Data Protection Challenges under New Technologies
  11. Data Governance Framework
  12. Interactive discussion (Review)

The 12 sessions would be divided over 6 weeks with two sessions per week.

It is intended to conduct the program on Saturday and Sunday so that it is convenient for office goers.

The first session is scheduled to begin on 7th of December 2019 at 11.00 am.

Full Schedule:

December :7, 8, 14,15,21,22,89,29

January (2020): 4,5, 11,12

Time: 11.00 am to 12.30 PM

Students can join through Computer or Mobile. Link will be sent separately.

P.S: An additional module on changes that may be made between the draft law and the final law as passed would be made available free of charge to the students who register now

The students need to be online at the time the classes are conducted but can join the sessions through computer or mobile. The link will be sent in time before the commencement of the session.

At the end of the classes, the students will take an online test and there after will be eligible for certification.

Intended students may register at the earliest.

Educational Institutions and Groups can contact for Bulk Discounts

This course is being conducted in association with FDPPI (Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India) and Certificates would be issued under the FDPPI banner after an online examination.

If a participant is referred/sponsored by an existing member of FDPPI,  the cost of the course would be Rs 6000/- only. The refund /Cashback of Rs 1500/- would be provided on receipt of confirmation by the member of FDPPI who is sponsoring the participant.

The initial registration fee of Rs 7500- has to be paid along with the application form in the format attached to the Prospectus. Contact Naavi for any further information in this regard.




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