Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

New Initiatives to Strengthen Data Protection Ecosystem in Singapore

Dedicated competency framework for data protection officers to chart careers; Singapore ready to provide APEC certifications for cross border data transfers 17 July 2019, Wednesday - The Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) today announced two new initiatives that will advance Singapore’s Digital Economy and bring Singapore closer towards realising its vision of a regional data protection and data innovation training hub. These are: A new Data Protection Officer Competency Framework and Training Roadmap (“Framework”) which provides clarity on the core competencies and proficiency levels a data protection officer needs; and The appointment of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) as Singapore’s Accountability Agent (“AA”) for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Cross Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (“PRP”) ...