PDPA – An Operational Perspective


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.

  • Duration

    1 day

  • 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

Programme Partners

Course Details

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.

Fees / Funding


Sponsored by SME1 $96.80*
SINGAPORE CITIZENS Aged 40 and above2 $96.80*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3 $56.80*
OTHERS $856.00*

* includes 7% GST

** Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset respective course fees
Up to 90% course fee funding for employees of SMEs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (“ETSS”)
Up to 90% course fee funding under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (“MCES”)
Up to 95% course fee funding under Workfare Training Support Scheme (“WTS”)

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Series

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 70% course fee funding (excluding GST) for successful enrolment into approved courses under the Programme. This funding is applicable to both individual and company sponsored participants.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% course fee funding (excluding GST).
2. SkillsFuture Credit**

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via MySkillsFuture.sg must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for the user guide on how to submit your claim.
3. 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.

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  • Call us

    Course details: 6589 8949 (Ms Chia Waimun)
    Registration/Billing matters: 6828 0591 (Ms Josephine Teo)