A Practical Approach to Data Protection for DPOs


  • Duration

    3 days

  • Course Fee

    S$3,000 (before GST)

  • Ideal For
    • Individuals who wish to ‘self-sponsor’ themselves in the area of data protection

Upcoming Training Dates


This course provides participants with competencies required for Singapore’s PDPA compliance within the organisation. Participants will be able to create a Data Protection Policy, manage compliance using the online Data Protection Management System via a hands-on and practical based approach where the focus on their organisation’s compliance with the PDPA.

The course has a heavy focus on hands-on activities (aided by a bundled data protection management system called DPMS) and assignments which are given to the participants. It not only trains participants but shows them how to be compliant, with a strong emphasis on information security,  complete with their own Compliance Manual, Audit & bundles all the Tools needed.



This interactive course is suitable for:

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


What you will learn:

  • Understand and develop a practical approach to the Personal Data Protection Act
  • A Singapore Perspective
  • Learn to identify potential breaches in your current organisation
  • Conduct a Risk Assessment Audit at your own Organisation to determine gaps and risks
  • Learn to use basic controls, tools to address information security gaps in your own organisation
  • Understand roles & responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer & Conducting a Personal Data Inventory Audit
  • Understand how to implement Personal Data Protection Policies & Initiatives
  • Sustaining the compliance efforts
  • Responding to a data breach


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



SGD 3,000 (before GST)


For information on available funding, please click here to go to SMU’s website.