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ISACA CDPSE Domain 1 Privacy Governance

Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), a well-respected certification that ISACA has accredited to validate the skills required for designing, assessing, and implementing privacy solutions. It builds trust with customers and stakeholders and reduces the risk of non-compliance. It validates the Data Analyst’s/Data Scientist’s ability maintain the data cycle and guides other departments on best data practices and privacy compliance.

Exam Details
Exam DetailsISACA CDPSEDuration210 minNumber of Questions120 questionsExam FormatMultiple ChoicePassing Score450 Out of 800Exam LanguagesEnglish and ChineseDomains of ISACA CDPSE:
The ISACA CDPSE exam has three domains.
Domain 1: Privacy Governance (34%).
Domain 2: Privacy Architecture (36%)
Domain 3: Data Lifecycle (30%)
This blog provides an overview and exploration of the contents and concepts in ISACA CDPSE domain 1.
ISACA CDPSE Domain 1 Privacy Governance
Privacy governance covers 34% of CDPSE’s exam. It covers the management and governance of privacy program concepts as well as risk management. To manage all aspects privacy within an organization, individuals and organizations need privacy governance skills. These skills allow organizations to develop and implement privacy policies and privacy programs.
Privacy governance includes three subdomains.
Risk Management
Governance refers to a set of policies, procedures and rules that organizations use to protect personal information and data from hackers. This section covers the following topics:
Personal Data and Information: This describes an individual’s personal information and importance.
Privacy Laws and Standards across Jurisdictions: It defines various privacy laws and standards the organization implements.Application of Privacy Laws and Regulations
Privacy Protection Models
Privacy laws and regulations
Privacy Standard
Privacy Principles and Frameworks
Privacy Self-Regulation standards

Privacy Documentation: This is a collection of policies and procedures that are documented to ensure privacy standards within an organization.

Legal Purpose, Consent and Legitimate Intent: This section explains the legal basics of data processing. The individual consents to the processing of personal data for a particular purpose. Sometimes personal data are used without consent of the individual to meet a particular purpose.
Data Subject Rights: This section explains the various GDPR data subject rights, including the Right to Access Personal Data and the Right to Restrict Data Processing. It also covers other rights such as the Right to Data Portability and the Right to Restrict Data Processing.
Privacy Management assists the organization in conducting privacy assessments, awareness training, or responding to incidents that result in the unauthorized disclosure of personal information. This section covers the following management concepts:
Data: Roles and Responsibilities
Privacy Training and AwarenessContent Delivery
Training Frequency
Measuring Awareness and Training

ManagementLegal Requirements for Vendors and Third-Party Partners
Management Procedures

Audit Process
Privacy Incident Management
Risk Management
Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and reducing risks within an organization. This section focuses on the following concepts:
Risk Management Process
Problematic Data Actions Affecting PrivacyVulnerabilities
Methods for Exploiting Vulnerabilities
Privacy Harms and Problems

Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)Established PIA methods