Upcoming Changes to the CIPP/US Exam in 2023: What You Need to Know

Upcoming Changes to the CIPP/US Exam in 2023: What You Need to Know

Staying at the forefront of privacy regulations is crucial, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) understands this well. Each year, they update their exams to align with the ever-evolving privacy landscape. If you’re gearing up for the CIPP/US exam later in 2023, you might be wondering how to prepare for the changes set to take effect on October 2. However, rest assured that only a modest 10% of the exam content will see revisions. With this advance notice, you have the flexibility to adjust your study plan or even opt to take the test prior to the upcoming changes.

Key Insights from the October 2023 CIPP/US Exam Update

In anticipation of your CIPP/US exam, it’s vital to be well-informed about the upcoming modifications. Here’s a concise rundown of what you should be aware of:

  • Part V – State Privacy Laws – has undergone the most significant alterations. This isn’t surprising, given the continuously expanding landscape of state-level legislation. You can delve into the specifics of these updates in our informative blog post at www.cipptraining.com/blog.
    • Three new state privacy laws have been introduced and the inclusion of an older law regarding biometric information (Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)).
    • Part III remains unchanged.

Unpacking the Changes

Now, let’s delve deeper into the precise adjustments introduced by the 2023 CIPP/US exam update. These changes primarily revolve around incorporating recent legislative developments and emerging best practices. Familiarizing yourself with these revisions will empower you to confidently and efficiently navigate the exam.

Part I – Introduction to the U.S. Privacy Environment

  • California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) as an enforcer, added under section B.
  • The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, added under section C.

Part II – Limits on Private-sector Collection and Use of Data

  • Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates, added under section B.

Part IV – Workplace Privacy

  • Automated employment decision tools and potential for bias, added under section B.

Part V – State Privacy Laws

  • California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), added under section A.
  • Facial recognition use restrictions, added under section B.
  • Biometric information privacy regulations (Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) (2008)), added under section B.
  • Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) (2022), added under section B.
  • Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) (2022), added under section B.
  • California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (A.B. 2273) (2022), added under section B.


As you gear up for the forthcoming changes, keep in mind that thorough preparation is your strongest asset. Our comprehensive CIPP/US course is meticulously designed to provide expert guidance, ensuring you’re well-prepared to tackle the evolving exam landscape. Offering a plethora of resources, practice questions, and dedicated expert support, our course is tailored to elevate your exam readiness. Additionally, it features a 2023 state privacy appendix to ensure you’re fully prepared for the new legislative aspects. Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to prepare effectively and excel in your CIPP/US exam.

Enroll in our CIPP/US Course today to embark on a transformative journey toward mastering privacy regulations and best practices. Your success is our utmost priority, and our unwavering support will accompany you every step of the way.

Remember, the CIPP/US exam update underscores your adaptability and commitment to staying current in the dynamic privacy landscape. Armed with the right approach and resources, you’re well on your way to achieving your CIPP/US certification and propelling your career forward.

Disclaimer: The insights provided here offer a glimpse into the impending changes to the CIPP/US exam. For comprehensive exam preparation, we strongly recommend enrolling in our comprehensive CIPP/US course. Your success is our mission, and we’re dedicated to guiding you toward excellence.

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