Continuing & Professional Education

Data Privacy and Security

Earn a Microcredential

Courses for everyone 3

Learn about core issues relat­ed to data col­lec­tion, data pro­tec­tion, and secu­ri­ty. Be equipped with knowl­edge of pri­va­cy and data col­lec­tion, under­stand var­i­ous def­i­n­i­tions of pri­va­cy and dis­cuss top­ics such as pro­tec­tion of pri­va­cy data, secu­ri­ty mech­a­nisms used to pro­tect pri­va­cy of data (encryp­tion, data hid­ing, data access, antivirus soft­ware), and the reg­u­la­to­ry frame­work of col­lect­ing, using, and man­ag­ing per­son­al data and privacy.

Con­sist­ing of three online, 21-hour cours­es, this pro­gram will be of spe­cial inter­est to gov­ern­ment employ­ees (fed­er­al, provin­cial, and munic­i­pal), gov­ern­ment agen­cies, pri­vate sec­tor employ­ees, and any­one who wants to learn about the core issues relat­ed to pri­va­cy and data secu­ri­ty. This micro­cre­den­tial may also help you to start explor­ing careers across all sec­tors as a pri­va­cy ana­lyst, pri­va­cy data offi­cer, and pri­va­cy and com­pli­ance officer.


Acquire knowledge and skills in the privacy field.

No prerequisites or entrance requirements.

Three courses, 21 hours each.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep