Additional Services Added

The CIPP Guide is again extending our services offering.  Bronze users will see 200 more questions on the tests page.  The Alpha Silver package now includes all of the tests programmed for the new test engine (with explanations and correct answers).  The Alpha Gold package still offers all the features of the Silver and Bronze packages and the Foundations Prep Guide, and now has the added benefit of printable versions of the tests.  We’re still working out the kinks, but we’re significantly further with this latest round of updates.

Find more information and sign-up buttons on the subscription page.


CIPP Guide is expanding

We at the CIPP Guide are getting to that point.  The site is far from self-sufficient between hosting fees, development costs, advertising and time.  We are at the moment where we decide what to do with the new products we’re developing.  After much blood, sweat and tears, we will extend our membership levels, incorporating a paid subscription area of the site.

The free access that users had before this change will continue – forums and test questions will remain free and open to all registered users.  We are expanding our offerings a bit by incorporating the testing technology we’re developing.  We [...]


Progress report: CIPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals packed as much data into as small of a package as possible. The CIPP book part (less the citations & glossary) is 250 pages. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book with quite the information density (the phone book maybe).
I have the shell of the CIPP Guide site operational. You may find it at The test engine does require registration, and is a little thin. This will change (rapidly) as I progress through test preparations.

“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a [...]


Protect America Act

The Protect America Act (PAA). Another perfect example of how government regulations and piece meal privacy protections affect the American populous. And most of us don’t even know it. People check their credit scores, and deal with the occasional letter from their bank or TJX telling them their personally identifiable information was compromised. Sometimes a newspaper prints an article surrounding the warrant violations, or a case is sensationalized on Law and Order. Until now, the Internet was a safer haven.

One of the things that’s come up during my CIPP preparation is the European Union’s approach to personal privacy (European Data Protection [...]


Certified Information Privacy Professional

Privacy and Information Security have always gone hand and hand. When discussing the three tenets of InfoSec (Integrity, Availability, and Confidentiality), confidentiality typically envelops privacy. In the networking/computer world, this privacy normally references encryption or separation (duties, networks, equipment, etc). I deal with these aspects on a daily basis, and the knowledge base for these topics and individuals practicing them is quite large (CISSP). However, as I’m quickly finding, there are unexpected elements of Privacy (compliance/regulatory, for example) where I am quite ignorant.

Over the next few weeks, I’m preparing for the Certified Information Privacy Professional examination offered through the International [...]