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PIMS ISO IEC 27701 Lead Auditor



This program is designed to prepare participants for the certification exam only.

The Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS) ISO IEC 27701 Lead Auditor training program equips professionals with the expertise required to conduct thorough audits of privacy management systems in alignment with international standards. It serves as a cornerstone for individuals seeking to enhance privacy governance and safeguard sensitive information.

Program Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Conduct comprehensive audits of Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS) based on ISO/IEC 27701 standards.

  • Assess the effectiveness and compliance of PIMS implementations with relevant privacy regulations.

  • Provide valuable recommendations for improving privacy practices and mitigating privacy risks within organizations.

  • Communicate audit findings and observations clearly and effectively to stakeholders.

  • Prepare for the certification exam.

Targeted Audience:

  • Aspiring Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification auditors.

  • Information security professionals seeking to expand their expertise into privacy information management.

  • Privacy officers and compliance professionals responsible for ensuring organizational adherence to privacy regulations.

  • Auditors and consultants aiming to specialize in ISO/IEC 27701 audits and certification processes.

  • Managers and executives involved in developing and implementing privacy strategies within their organizations.

  • Individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge of privacy management systems and ISO standards for career advancement.

Program Outline:

Unit 1:

Overview of Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and ISO/IEC 27701:

  • Introduction to privacy information management and its significance in modern organizations.

  • Understanding the structure and requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 standard.

  • Exploring the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701 and other information security and privacy standards.

  • Overview of key concepts such as privacy risk management and data protection principles.

  • Discussion on the benefits of implementing a PIMS and achieving ISO/IEC 27701 certification.

Unit 2:

Roles and Responsibilities of an ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor:

  • Defining the role and responsibilities of an ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor.

  • Understanding the competencies and skills required to conduct effective PIMS audits.

  • Communication and collaboration with stakeholders throughout the auditing process.

  • Ensuring compliance with auditing standards, procedures, and ethical guidelines.

  • Case studies and role-playing exercises to simulate real-world auditing scenarios.

Unit 3:

Planning and Initiating an ISO/IEC 27701 Audit:

  • Steps involved in planning and preparing for an ISO/IEC 27701 audit.

  • Identifying audit objectives, scope, and criteria.

  • Developing audit plans and checklists tailored to the organization's PIMS.

  • Conducting risk assessments to prioritize audit focus areas.

Unit 4:

Conducting ISO/IEC 27701 Audits:

  • Techniques for conducting on-site and remote audits effectively.

  • Interviewing techniques to gather information and evidence.

  • Documenting audit findings and observations accurately.

  • Assessing compliance with ISO/IEC 27701 requirements and applicable privacy regulations.

  • Addressing non-conformities and providing recommendations for improvement.

Unit 5:

Reporting, Follow-Up, and Certification:

  • Preparation of audit reports summarizing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

  • Communicating audit results to relevant stakeholders, including management and certification bodies.

  • Establishing corrective action plans to address identified non-conformities.

  • Conducting follow-up activities to verify the effectiveness of corrective actions.

  • Preparation for achieving ISO/IEC 27701 certification exam.

Note: This program is designed to prepare participants for the certification exam only.

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