The Osgoode Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

The Osgoode Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

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Privacy and cybersecurity law is an increasingly complex and high stakes area of practice. It is imperative that all professionals – and their advisors – treat data privacy and cybersecurity as a priority, not as an afterthought. You need to be prepared and know how to respond. Quickly. This constantly evolving industry requires frequent reskilling and updates in order to stay on top of changes in law and practice.


Osgoode Professional Development is the lifelong learning arm of Osgoode Hall Law School, one of Canada’s leading law schools.

We provide a uniquely broad and flexible range of interdisciplinary graduate-level legal education to professionals with and without law degrees.


What You’ll Learn

Focused on the practical, this unique Osgoode Certificate is designed for privacy, cybersecurity and IT lawyers, industry professionals and executives. Delivered over five modules, you will explore topics related to data privacy laws and regulations in Canada, best practices against cyberattacks, understanding privacy policies, managing risks associated with the disclosure of business and personal information, the future direction of data protection and information privacy law, and more throughout the program.

You will engage with likeminded professionals and instructors – all leaders in the industry – and get the practical knowledge and skills you need to respond to new and unexpected privacy and cybersecurity incidents in a timely manner.

Assessment Criteria

In order to obtain the Certificate, the learner must:

  1. complete/attend all modules; and
  2. successfully complete an online assessment, obtaining at least 80%.

Estimated learning effort

Approximately 35 hours of learning effort, spread over multiple weeks.


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