PDPA – An Operational Perspective


  • Duration

    1 day

  • Course Fee

    S$856.00* (as low as SGD96.80* after maximum funding)

  • Ideal For
    • Data Protection Officers
    • Compliance Managers (Dedicated/ Part-time)
    • Personnel with data protection responsibilities
    • Also for personnel handling personal data, e.g., Finance, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, IT, and Customer Service

Upcoming Training Dates


Data protection professionals are increasingly required to be experts in privacy regulations as well as well-versed in PDPA from the operations perspective. This course lays the practical foundation and competencies necessary for a career in the new era of compliance in personal data protection. It covers the 9 Obligations and DNC of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act from an operational and information life cycle perspective. Participants will learn best practices and identify the risks for complying with the PDPA as well as enforcement cases from the PDPC.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of the 9 Obligations of the PDPA
  • understand how to operationalise the obligation
  • learn from enforcement cases
  • develop an understanding of the DNC provisions from an operational perspective


1 day


Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises, case studies and project presentation.



S$856 per pax (including GST)


Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

  • SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (“MCES”)
    Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above.
  • Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (“ETSS”)
    Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Workfare Training Support Scheme (“WTS”)
    Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.
  • SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via MySkillsFuture.sg.
  • Absentee Payroll
    Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

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.