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.

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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.

$250+
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
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep