The DPO Competency Framework and Training Roadmap (Framework) is developed to guide Data Protection (DP) professionals in enhancing their competencies so as to perform their job functions effectively in an organisation. The Framework outlines the core competencies and proficiency levels for a DPO, and provides guidance on a viable career pathway from entry-level data protection executives to regional data protection senior management roles.
How can the Framework help you?
|DP Professionals||Training Providers|
The Framework comprises a set of:
- 3 job functions
- 9 competencies, each with a proficiency level where relevant, to strengthen the DPO’s capabilities with respect to data protection and data innovation
- Training roadmap
|Job Function||Baseline Tasks|
|Data Protection Executive||
|Data Protection Officer||
|Regional Data Protection Officer||
A well-rounded DPO must also have non-data protection competencies to support other key tasks such as managing people and organisation. For a complete listing of the competencies relevant to DPOs, refer to the Skills Framework for ICT.
Click on the competency in the table below for a more detailed description of each competency and proficiency level.
|DP Executive||DPO||Group DPO|
|Data Protection Management
|Business Risk Management||Level 3
|Cyber and Data Breach Incident Management
|Audit and Compliance*||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Data Ethics*||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Data Sharing*||Level 3||Level 4
|Design Thinking Practice*
||Level 3||Level 4
*Competency may not be required depending on the organisation’s needs.
**Proficiency levels are pegged to the Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) from the Skills Framework.
The DPO Training Roadmap is designed for DPOs to identify the courses necessary to help them achieve the next level of proficiency. The PDPC is working with training partners to apply the Framework in developing full-fledged data protection-related courses.
More courses will be available progressively from the fourth quarter of 2019. The following shows a tentative list of courses:
Training providers are to refer to the Guide to Develop Training Courses for DPOs (Guide) as an additional resource when designing data protection course curriculum for DPOs.
The Guide will augment the Skills Framework for ICT to provide clarity on the additional knowledge and abilities that are relevant to the work of DPOs.
All data protection courses endorsed under IMDA Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Plus (CITREP+) will be listed on PDPC website.
Interested training providers may write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request for a copy of the Guide.