Privacy Awareness

High-Level 15-Minute Training Course

Online Privacy Training


This 15-minute highly-interactive training course provides a basic high-level introduction to privacy — why privacy matters and what to do to protect it.   The course consists of the following chapters, which are also available each as a stand-alone course:

Nothing to Hide? Why Privacy Matters – discusses what privacy is and why it is worth protecting. The course takes on the common argument that privacy doesn’t matter if people have nothing to hide.

What is Personal Data? – explains how to identify and define personal data or personally identifiable information (PII).

Privacy Principles – focuses on what protecting people’s privacy entails. It provides an overview of the basic Fair Information Practice Principles and explains why they matter.

This privacy training course uses humor and interesting visuals to bring the material alive.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what privacy is and why it is worth protecting
  • Learn how privacy and security are interrelated
  • Become familiar with the Fair Information Practice Principles and why they matter

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    About TeachPrivacy and Our Training Philosophy

    Daniel Solove Privacy Awareness Training TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Daniel J. Solove, the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He is deeply involved in the creation of all training programs because he believes that training works best when made by subject-matter experts and by people with extensive teaching experience.

    According to Professor Solove: “Great training isn’t about slickness or tricks. It is about teaching. The goal is to make people understand, care, and remember. Great training is made with genuine passion – to make people love training, it must be made with love. Excellent substance is essential. The material must be explained clearly, understandably, and concretely. The content must be short and to the point – and it must be engaging. Slickness and gimmicks can’t compensate for lackluster substance.”

    TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, information security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.

    Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He has taught privacy law every year since 2000, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.