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Data Protection - Singapore

Course description

Dealing with personal information

Privacy relates to any personal data – whether true or not − that can identify us. We share personal data every day: in emails, text messages, photos, videos, credit cards and online banking. Modern technology has made it easy to send and store personal data. Businesses need to ensure their staff understand what is required of them when dealing with individuals’ personal information.

The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) is a Singaporean law that sets out the rules for handling personal data. It establishes open and fair processes for how organisations collect, use and disclose personal data, including data about their customers. Under the PDPA, any personal data stored by an organisation must be kept accurate, up-to-date and secure. The PDPA also gives individuals the right to access any personal data held about them and to ask for it to be corrected if it is wrong.

The PDPA applies to all individuals, companies, associations or bodies of persons, incorporated or unincorporated whether located in or outside Singapore.

Who is this training for?

This course is designed to cater for a diverse audience and different levels of staff in plain English. If your organisation has any specific data privacy requirements, this course can be customised to your individual needs.

Course outline

  • Module 1: Protecting personal data
  • Module 2: Protecting personal data (advanced)
  • Module 3: Do Not Call – your rights and responsibilities
  • Module 4: The risk of data breaches
  • Module 5: Data security at work, home and offsite

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