• Privacy Awareness Week 2019

Protecting Personal Data Is Everyone's Responsibility

The PDPC is marking the third week of May 2019 as Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) in Singapore. An initiative by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), PAW is held annually by its members to promote awareness of privacy and personal data protection issues. 

Since the PDPA was enacted, the importance of protecting personal data has steadily grown as a priority for both organisations and individuals. For either to truly benefit from the digital economy, data sharing, security and trust are crucial elements in facilitating the transition. This is also where accountable and responsible handling of  personal data comes into play.

This year's theme for PAW is "Protecting Personal Data Is Everyone's Responsibility", and the PDPC will be emphasising the protection priority that has surfaced frequently in the news - data breaches.

Over the course of the week, the PDPC will be engaging various audiences through a suite of events with industry partners, providing resources useful in helping organisations manage data breaches, and offering the general public tips on how to spot potential data incidents online.

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EVENTS

18 19 May circle SG:Digital Wonderland
by Infocomm Media Development Authority

A member of Singapore's Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI & Data will share stories related to Artificial Intelligence and ethics at Singapore's largest tech carnival.

To find out more, click here.

21 May circle

Data Privacy Workshop
by Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) and PDPC

Workshop on the regulation of cross-border transfer of personal data in Asia, and regulatory update on the 'right to data portability' under the PDPA.

21 May circleThe Anonymous Data Search: Balancing Value and Privacy in the Big Data Age
by ABLI, AXA Insurance, AsiaDPO and LivewithAI

Discussion on data privacy regulation and techniques to protect data. The Deputy Commissioner of PDPC will be delivering the Opening Address.

22 May circle
Know Ahead to Stay Ahead - Leadership's Engagement in Data Protection
by Singapore Business Federation and PDPC, with support from The Law Society of Singapore Cyber Security and Data Protection Committee

Engagement session to help top management understand the thinking behind the outcome of PDPC's enforcement decisions, and to steer their team in formulating the right solutions to shield the organisation from the business and financial impacts of a data breach. The Deputy Commissioner of PDPC will be delivering the Keynote Address.

To register, click here.

23 May circleData Protection by Design
by SGTech and PDPC

Briefing session on the principles for Data Protection by Design and the relevance of the approach to organisations that have built or are building software applications that hold personal data.

 23 May circleThe Future of AI: A Dialogue with Business and Government  
by Singapore Management University Centre for AI and Data Governance, Adobe and Microsoft

Roundtable to discuss the transformative value of AI and the potential measures needed to enhance transparency, fairness, accountability and human-centricity.

24 May circle
SME HR Series - Compliance on Personal Data Protection Act and Government Schemes
by Singapore National Employers Federation

Seminar where attendees will find out about key updates to the application of the PDPA, the learning points from the PDPC's enforcement cases related to the HR industry and relevant resources in place to help SMEs adopt good personal data protection management practices.

To register, click here.

 25 May circleSMA Annual Seminar
by Singapore Medical Association

Seminar where attendees will find out about key updates to the application of the PDPA, the learning points from the PDPC's enforcement cases related to the healthcare industry and relevant resources in place to help medical practitioners adopt good personal data protection management practices.

 

RESOURCES

PUBLIC CONSULTATION
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GUIDES  
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 TOOLS
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 SCREENSAVER
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 *Please note that DPOinBox is provided by Straits Interactive and is not in any way accredited, endorsed or certified by the PDPC.

 

Last updated on 22 May 2019