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Certificate in Privacy Law

In a globally connected world, privacy law expertise is in high demand.

Designed for legal and non-legal professionals, the Certificate in Privacy Law focuses on security regulations, U.S. and international data privacy law and breach management.


By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Describe international and domestic privacy and information security laws and regulations.
  2. Integrate laws and regulations into operational policies and procedures to yield best practices for data privacy and information security.
  3. Respond to a variety of privacy breach scenarios and demonstrate improvement in skills necessary for success in a variety of privacy industry roles.
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary for basic industry certification exams by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and other professional organizations.



To successfully complete the Certificate in Privacy Law, you must complete 8 credit hours of approved privacy coursework. You may start your studies during any of our three terms (spring, summer, or fall) and pace your studies as you wish, taking up to all 8 credits in a single term or a minimum of 2 credits (one course) per term. The program is offered exclusively online.

Course Options

European Union Privacy Law
Health Care Privacy and Security
Legal Issues in eHealth
Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
Privacy Breach Incident Management and Reporting
Privacy Program Managemen


The School of Law and Northapmton’s Office of Student Financial Assistance are committed to helping you secure the necessary financial resources to make your legal education at Northapmton affordable.


To apply for the Certificate in Privacy Law program, you must possess a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.