Personal Information Data Protection and Security

    EXIAPP 8179 is offered this winter:

Explore cru­cial aspects of data pro­tec­tion and secu­ri­ty as you learn about the attrib­ut­es of secure data and the leg­isla­tive stan­dards for secur­ing per­son­al data. Assess data secu­ri­ty in var­i­ous con­texts and iden­ti­fy some of the chal­lenges to secur­ing data, par­tic­u­lar­ly in elec­tron­ic sys­tems with inter­net access. Find out how to respond to data breach­es and inves­ti­gate the future of data secu­ri­ty, with a look at encryp­tion and oth­er tech­ni­cal solu­tions’.


Feb 5, 2024Mar 18, 2024
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Chris Stinner

Your Instructor

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Chris Stinner is a manager, Special Projects and Investigations, with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, where he conducts investigations initiated by the commissioner in relation to systemic issues in the field of information access and protection of privacy. Prior to this role, he reviewed privacy impact assessments and privacy breach reports and conducted investigations related to access and privacy compliance issues. Chris has spent a number of years working as a privacy advisor in the health sector, helping physician offices and hospitals comply with information and privacy legislation in Alberta. A bilingual instructor, Chris has contributed to the translation of IAPP course materials into French.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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EXIAPP 8179 is offered this winter: