Kick-starting Your Data Protection Journey
Make use of resources from PDPC such as sample clauses, templates, communication materials and tools to kick-start the implementation of data protection polices and processes for your organisation.
Learning About The PDPA
PDPA E-Learning Programme
Learn about the PDPA with our free interactive E-Learning Programme which also includes a self-assessment module. Organisations can also assess their employees' learning outcomes through the corporate account functions.
Subscribe to the PDPC’s e-newsletter DPO Connect to be kept informed on relevant updates on data protection related matters, updates on upcoming events organised by the PDPC and information on where to seek assistance for data protection related matters.
PDPA Briefings for Industry
Industry briefings can be arranged on request through sectoral regulators or trade associations and chambers. Conducted by the PDPC, the briefing covers an overview of the PDPA, common scenarios faced by the industry, learning points from breach cases, and a Q&A session.
Getting Started on Compliance
Telemarketing and Do Not Call (DNC) Registry
If your organisation conducts telemarketing activities, ensure that you check the DNC requirements before starting your marketing campaigns.
Consultation for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
The PDPC collaborates with five SME Centres to offer free consultation on the PDPA. The centres are located at the following business associations:
- Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI): email@example.com
- Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI): email@example.com
- Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF): firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations can refer to the Singapore Law Society’s Directory of Lawyers to engage a law firm/lawyer.
VWOs/Charities can approach the Law Society Pro Bono Office for free legal consultation.
Subject to conditions, PDPC may provide guidance to help organisations in complying with specific obligations under the PDPA and its regulations in the context of its particular factual situation.
Managing Personal Data and IT Systems
Advisory Guidelines and Guides
Our Advisory Guidelines and Guides provide greater clarity on how PDPA may apply to your organisation. They cover a variety of topics such as notification, managing data breaches, and securing personal data in electronic medium.
Data Protection Service Providers
SMEs can build up data protection and security capabilities through a suite of professional services offered under the Data Protection Essentials (DPE) programme. Organisations may approach any of the listed providers who registered with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to get started on basic data protection practices. For more information, please visit the IMDA website.
PDPA Assessment Tool for Organisations
This tool enables organisations to conduct a self-evaluation to identify key gaps or areas for improvement in their data protection policies and practices.
Data Protection Notice Generator
This tool enables organisations to generate basic data protection notices to inform stakeholders about how their personal data is being managed.
This tool by Straits Interactive supports DPOs in the implementation of the Data Protection Management Programme for their organisations.
Docukit Data Protection App*
This tool by ICONZ-Webvisions allows DPOs to keep track of how personal data is being managed within their organisations and across all data touchpoints in a consistent manner.
*These solutions are listed for your information only. Listing does not imply that they are accredited, endorsed or certified by the PDPC.
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