Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Principles


  • Duration

    12 days

  • Course Fee

    S$12,000 (before GST)
    (Funding available)

  • Ideal For
    • Existing Data Protection Officers
    • Newly appointed Data Protection Officers
    • Professionals seeking a career in privacy/personal data protection
    • Fresh graduates/Undergraduates with degrees relating to business, computer science, data analytics, information security, law seeking to enhance their employability
    • Advisors and consultants looking at data protection as a business opportunity

The modules will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of data protection and privacy laws and regulations across different jurisdictions and how to apply them. Participants will learn legal requirements and mechanisms for handling and transferring data across these jurisdictions. The programme also provides participants with an understanding of data protection and privacy principles and frameworks.


  • Lecture style
  • Presentations & projects


The course is conducted/facilitated by trainers and consultants who are Certified Information Privacy Managers (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP/A, CIPP/E) awarded by professional members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals or are experts in Data Protection. Straits Interactive is the only training body for IAPP’s CIPP/A curriculum. The CIPM is the world’s first and only certification in privacy programme management.


12 days


Upon completion of all modules you will be awarded the ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES.

  • Course notes
  • Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Principles (upon completion of all modules)


S$12,000 (before GST)


Course fee grant at 70% of course fees, capped at $13,000 per course (excluding GST) for trainees who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Additional course fee grant will be provided for trainees who meet the eligibility criteria for enhanced subsidy schemes under the Programme based on the following rates:

  • Singaporeans below 40 years old/PR: Up to 70% of course fee
  • Singaporeans aged 40 years and above: Additional 20%, up to 90% of course fee
  • Workfare Training Support (“WTS”) Singaporean aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons with Disabilities), and earn a monthly salary of not more than $2000): Additional 25%, up to 95% of course fee, capped at $13,000.


Net Course fee payable after subsidy include GST
Based on module fee of $2000
Based on module fee of $3000
Singaporean below 40 /PR below 642 963
Singaporean 40 and above 242 363
Singaporean using WTS 142 213
Based on total course fee of $12000
Singaporean below 40 /PR below 3852
Singaporean 40 and above 1452
Singaporean using WTS 852

Please click here to register at SMU’s website.

Please note that in order to register, you will need to create an account with SMU if you do not already have one.


Q: I am an international registrant. Do you conduct these courses outside of Singapore?
A: Sometimes. International candidates may take courses covering Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia in their respective countries. Please consult local country schedules to see what is applicable.

Q: I have done some of the courses that are listed as modules. Do I have to repeat them?
A: If you have obtained the relevant certifications, you may submit your certifications for module exemptions.

Q: Is there a time limit for me to complete this course?
A: You should complete all modules within 24 months.


Existing QualificationsExemptions
IAPP Certification Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E)Module Exemption for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Application on Asia
IAPP Certification Privacy Professional Asia (CIPP/A)Module Exemption for Data Protection Principles in Asia Part 1 – Singapore, Hong Kong, India

Course Schedule

Course ModulesDurationCourse Dates
Data Protection Principles in Asia Part 1 – Singapore, Hong Kong, India2 full days25 & 26 Nov 2019
Data Protection Principles in Asia Part 2 – Philippines, Malaysia2 full days05 & 06 Mar 2020
Data Protection Principles in Asia Part 3 – Indonesia, rest of the world2 full days18 & 19 Nov 2019
Data Protection Principles in Asia Part 4 – Taiwan, China2 full days20 & 21 Feb 2020
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Application on Asia2 full days19 & 20 Dec 2019
Data Protection Framework and Standards. ISO 29100, Nymity Accountability and APEC Privacy Framework2 full days30 & 31 Mar 2020

Note that Candidates may not necessarily take the various modules in the above sequence. Course dates are subject to change. Contact us if you are unable to attend a specific date.