Hands-on Data Protection Officer Training

Singapore

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Course Fee

    Single participant:
    S$4,999 (before GST)

    Two participants from the same organisation:
    S$5,500 (before GST)*

  • Ideal For
    • Organisations that need to train their Data Protection Officers
    • Organisations setting up their PDPA compliance processes & systems
    • Newly appointed Data Protection Officers unsure of their role
    • Personnel handling personal data such as HR, Sales & Marketing, Compliance, Finance, Internal Auditors, IT

Upcoming Training Dates

OVERVIEW

With the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) now in effect in Singapore, organisations that manage personal data have to ensure full compliance with the law, or face financial consequences. This calls for a new position in organisations that manage personal data – that of the Data Protection Officer.

This 3-day Hands-on Data Protection Officer Training Programme equips professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in Singapore with new competencies using a practical approach and borrowing from best practices, showing them how to implement, comply and to stay compliant with the PDPA. It is meant to complement the courses offered by PDPC and:

  • Offers a hands-on approach conducted by practitioners who are doing PDPA Audits in organisations.
  • Includes Straits Interactive’s Data Protection Management System for DPOs.
  • Includes customisable policy templates and privacy/personal data protection notices.

Trainees will be tasked to complete a project based on their own organisational context as part of the programme’s assessment. This will be useful for the attending DPOs to assess their organisations’ current levels of compliance with the PDPA and take the necessary actions to address the relevant gaps and risks. By the time they complete the course, the DPOs would have started their compliance efforts for their respective companies and would have sufficient hands-on experience to continue and complete the project they had started.

The programme lays the practical foundation and competencies necessary for a career in the new era of compliance in personal data protection. Local workers will gain a valuable and niche skill set to increase their mobility and value-add to their companies.

We don’t just train you – we show you how to be compliant, complete with your own Compliance Manual, Audit & all the Tools you need!

…. all done by the time you complete the course!

…. with roadmap to International Certification

COURSE DETAILS

REQUIREMENT

Data protection responsibilities

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Step-by-step plan for Data Protection Officers to start PDPA compliance IMMEDIATELY
  • Manage compliance using the online Data Protection Management System
  • Customise your own Personal Data Protection & Information Security Policy
  • Guidance & best practices from experienced PDPA practitioners

COURSE OVERVIEW

Module 1:
Personal Data Protection Principles & A Practical Approach to the Personal Data Protection Act – A Singapore Perspective
Project 1: Identify the potential breaches in your current organisation

Roles & Responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer & Conducting a Personal Data Inventory Audit
Project 2: Conduct a Risk Assessment Audit at your own Organisation to determine gaps and risks

Module 2:
Information Security: Policy, Templates & Tools
Project 3: Deploy & document implementation of tools such as Notices to address information security gaps in your own organisation

Module 3:
Implementing Personal Data Protection Policies & Initiatives
Assessment and Final Project Presentation on effective Privacy / Personal Data Protection programme management

DELIVERY FORMAT

  • Lecture style
  • Video clips
  • Discussions with consultants
  • Role play / presentations

TRAINERS & CONSULTANTS

The course will be conducted or facilitated by trainers and consultants who are Certified Information Privacy Managers (CIPM), awarded by professional members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The CIPM is the world’s first and only certification in personal data protection programme management. Our trainers have been actively engaged in doing actual PDPA audits of Singaporean companies for Straits Interactive. Together, the team has also trained thousands of participants in the Personal Data Protection Act.

DURATION

3 full days, over a period of 3 weeks

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

All participants will receive a DPO Certificate of Proficiency jointly awarded by Straits Interactive and Singapore Management University Academy upon successful completion of competency assessment and project work.

WHAT YOU’LL GET
  • Data Protection Management System (12-month license for 1 user)
  • 1 hour legal advice with senior data protection lawyer (not applicable for Hands-on DPO course for VWO & Charities)
  • 1 copy of “88 Privacy Breaches To Beware Of”
  • Personal Data Protection / Information Security Policies
  • Shred-It Disposal Trial Service
  • PDPA related notices / templates
  • PDPA Compliance Manual
  • DPO Competency Certificate of Completion awarded by SMU Academy
FEES/FUNDING

COURSE FEE

Single participant:
S$4,999 (before GST)

Two participants from the same organisation:
S$5,500 (before GST)*

FUNDING

CITREP+

For Corporate-sponsored applicants, this course is supported by CITREP+which provides:

  • Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee for non-SMEs
  • Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee for SMEs
  • Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee for professionals above 40 years old

Please note that CITREP+ funding is available only to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents subject to all funding eligibility criteria being met.

MR code: CITREP+/FY17/MR/17-06/706

For more information on CITREP+ funding and the definition of SME and non-SME, please visit www.imda.gov.sg for details.

CITREP+ Programme Term:
1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018

Please click here if you are self-sponsoring yourself for the DPO Hands-On Course.

Capability Development Grant

Companies can now tap on SPRING Singapore’s Capability Development Grant (CDG) to defray (up to 70 percent of) qualifying project costs for our end-to-end PDPA solutions. Click here for more information about CDG funding.

REGISTRATION

Course Fee

The course fee is S$4,999 (before GST) for one participant, or S$5,500 (before GST) for two participants from the same organisation.*
*Regardless of single or double registration, participants are entitled to 1 legal hour and 1 DPMS licence.

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment via cheque.

Please issue a crossed cheque payable to: Straits Interactive Pte Ltd

Indicate applicant’s name, NRIC, contact number and course date on the back of the cheque and mail to:

Straits Interactive Pte Ltd
Blk 3013 Bedok Industrial Park E #04-2084
Singapore 489979

Course fees are subjected to GST.

Confirmation & Reservation

When registration is confirmed, participants will receive our email confirmation along with information of the course programme. If no seats are available for the applied date, you will be notified immediately and given an alternative date. Straits Interactive reserves the right to change the course schedules, programmes and content without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel course due to unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation

Request for withdrawal or postponement must be made in writing to Straits Interactive. Refunds arising from course withdrawal/deferment will be subjected to the following terms:

More than 2 weeks before course commencement: Full refund.
Less than 2 weeks before course commencement: 50% refund.
On or after course commencement: No refund.

Testimonials

“I am much more confident to take up the role of a DPO after going through the training. The trainers are knowledgeable and very open to share practical experiences with us. In addition, the DPMS system makes our work much easier. All newly appointed DPOs who have headaches should attend this course.”

Ken Lim

“I attended a workshop on PDPA conducted by another Organiser prior to attending this PDPA Course conducted by Straits Interactive. During the workshop, we were informed of the new regulation, how it will be affecting our work and the penalty for any breach. When I walked out from the seminar, I was overwhelmed with confusion and not sure how should I work on the compliances to this new mandatory regulation and what’s the role responsibility of a DPO.

“I was glad that I attended this Course conducted by Straits Interactive. It was a totally difference experience altogether – a better understanding of PDPA with clear illustrations and sharing. The approach and DPMS tools used for the training was impressive. With this tool, I was able to establish the status of Data Protection Compliance for my Company and most importantly, I have the Information Security Policy Manual established for my Company.

“Besides, we are able to save on the cost of engaging external consultants to write the Information Security Policy Manual.

“After attending the workshop, I was able to communicate with the various Heads of Department and Functional Manager in my organisation with confidence as a Data Protection Officer. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who is searching for a clearer insight of PDPA. As for the Straits Interactive’s team, they were very professional in delivering the course – a fun and interactive experience.”

Wen Ng

“For such an intense subject, it is a pleasant surprise that the training is lively, hands-on and practical.

“The facilitators’ diverse backgrounds offer us useful insights from the angles of governance, operations and marketing.

“This DPO course takes away a lot of my anxiety on how I can go back to the office to implement the processes effectively. I am fully equipped with best practices, manuals, templates and tools to get started.

“Strongly recommended!”

Jacqueline Wee

“I have always been skeptical about attending workshops, seminars etc. as most of them are purely superficial where we only get to “scratch the surface”.

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the level and nature of participation – concrete exercise, concrete examples, excellent analysis. The training has been very inspirational, energising and involves lots of substantial and in-depth knowledge. It has certainly helped to ease the initial “how and what to do” thoughts after being selected for the course by my firm. You have certainly switched my mind into a positive thinking mode for the DPO role as the course progresses.”

Gary LohCA (Singapore), FIPAS

“It has indeed been very helpful and provided tremendous support to enhance my knowledge on compliance towards PDPA now. Prior to attending this course, I have only been exposed to the 1 day workshop conducted by PDPC. Questions all over my head and a bit clueless as to where to start, how to start and what to do really.

“The material covered was detailed and appreciated the practical information provided. Of course, instructors were humorous enough and therefore make this subject interesting and understandable. Please create more awareness on the availability of this course to help others.

“Don’t attempt another DPO training without attempting this.”

Amily Chua

“This is an excellent course for any DPO and probably the only course that any DPO needs or should attend. This course is definitely very useful to me in the following aspects:

Real-life cases are shared to improve learning and provide insights to the PDPA principles
Step-by-step guidance is given on the tasks and preparations required to be compliant for the PDPA
Useful software system is provided to facilitate the assessment process and generation of necessary documents such as data inventory map, data protection plan, information security plan, etc.
Advice and sharing from a group of experts and practitioners
“This is a life-saver course for me, as I started off not knowing enough on what was needed to be done for my company to be in compliance for PDPA. After attending this course, I am now confident to be a DPO for my company and able to prepare my company for this new Act. Thank you very much.”

Lim Yueh Ping