PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
WORLD DRIVEN BY DATA
Today, vast amounts of personal data are collected, used and even transferred to third party organisations for a variety of reasons. This trend is expected to grow exponentially as the processing and analysis of large amounts of personal data becomes possible with increasingly sophisticated technology.
WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION (PDPA )
What is the Personal Data Protection Act? Starting from 2 July 2014, the data protection obligations1 under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) will allow you to protect your personal data collected, used and disclosed by private organisations.
PDPA IMPACT ON BUSINESS?
With the introduction of the PDPA, the organization must exercise due-diligence, how personal information is collected, managed and whether it can be disclosed. The PDPA covers all electronic and non-electronic personal data, regardless of whether the personal data is true or false. You, too, have a responsibility to protect your own personal data. By being careful in managing your personal data, you can reduce the risks of misuse of your personal data.
The advisory guidelines issued by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) should be read in conjunction with the "Introduction to the Guidelines" including the disclaimers set out therein.
The Introduction provides an overview of the PDPA and the effect and purpose of the PDPC’s advisory guidelines. In particular, please note that these advisory guidelines indicate the manner in which the PDPC will interpret provisions of the PDPA and are not legally binding on the PDPC or any other party.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION CREDITABILITY ENDORSED!
To help businesses increase their competitive advantage and build consumer trust, IMDA has launched the Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) certification to help organizations demonstrate sound and accountable data protection practices.
DATA PROTECTION TRUSTMARK CERTIFICATION
As part of advancing Singapore’s digital economy as a trusted data hub that supports competition and innovation as well as the cross-border flow of data, the IMDA has launched the Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) Certification to help organisations demonstrate accountable and responsible data protection practices. Click on this link to learn more about DPTM.
We appreciate that every business is different and each will manage their data in different ways. We can therefore arrange for one of our GDPR consultants to come into your business and provide one-to-one guidance tailored for your needs.
We pride ourselves on keeping it simple. Our consultant will carry out a GAP analysis, identifying areas of non-compliance, recommending areas of improvement to meet the requirements and gathering of information to compile documentation.