Privacy Awareness Week 2023

Start Date

15 May 2023

End Date

21 May 2023


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An initiative by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is held annually by its members to promote awareness of privacy and personal data protection issues.

This May, we will explore what it takes to build up a strong foundation for data protection in Singapore. Join us in a week of exploration and discussions on how everyone can play a part in sharing their data with care while leveraging data for innovation and growth in the digital economy.

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PARTICIPATE: Featured Events Between 15 - 21 May 2023

In Conversation Series: Understanding Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
MONDAY 15 MAY 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Organised by: Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

As businesses recover and ride on the accelerated wave of digitalisation, there is a growing awareness of the value of data, and the potentional in harnessing such data for business insights, innovation and growth. It is crucial for employers to stay updated on their responsibilities under the PDPA and to establish policies and procedures to ensure compliance.

Join this online session to understand how the PDPA can help to enhance protection of personal data whilst supporting organisations to thrive amidst new technology, business models and global developments in the digital economy. IMDA will also share on data use and protection initiatives and how they can help organisations bolster consumer and regulator trust, and unlock new opportunities and future innovation to increase competitive advantage in the digital economy.

Registration closes 12 May 2023, 12pm. For more information, call 6290 7696 or email to

CDOIQ Asia Pacific 2023 Symposium
WEDNESDAY 17 - 18 MAY 2023 All-day
Organised by: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Nanyang Business School (NBS) & CDOIQ APAC Committee

Held in Asia-Pacific (APAC) for the first time, the inaugural Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) APAC Symposium will bring together data leaders from academia, government and industry to collaborate on APAC's hot topics on data and share ideas on data-driven value creation and innovation on three tracks: Data Strategy and Management, Analytics and AI Value Creation, and Data Ecosystems and Platforms.

Targeted at Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and Heads of Data & Analytics, the symposium aims to advance knowledge and accelerate the adoption of the role of Chief Data Officers in all industries and countries. PAW participants are eligible for complimentary passes. Register with the code <PAWVirtual100%> during registration to get complimentary access. 

About CDOIQ APAC Symposium:

The CDOIQ APAC Symposium aims to advance knowledge and accelerate the adoption of the role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) in all industries and countries. This 2023, the CDOIQ brings the globally renowned symposium to Asia Pacific for the first time, in cooperation with Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, Singapore. The PDPC is a supporting partner of CDOIQ Asia Pacific Symposium.

Cybersecurity from Scratch | Future of Work
THURSDAY, 18 MAY 2023 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Organised by: National Library Board

This talk covers the latest cybersecurity trends and the importance of cybersecurity. Participants will also learn the basics of being safe online.

About the speaker:

Mr Koh Swee Kwang has 17 years of working experience in infocomm domain as System Engineer and handling large scale IT Projects. He is well-versed in various networking, server, storage, security technologies, including LAN, WAN, Wireless technologies, Firewall, Network Access Control, Datacenter Virtualization, SAN and NAS. He enjoys imparting and exchanging his infocomm know-how with technical professionals and also business users/stakeholders.

Internet Luring and its Dangers | Future Of Work x TOYL
FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2023 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Organised by: National Library Board

Are you aware of the dangers of the internet and how to protect yourself from online scams? In today's digital age, it is more important than ever to be knowledgeable about internet luring and its dangers. Join us for this workshop to learn about the common tactics used by scammers and practical tips to keep yourself safe online.

About the Speaker:

John Choi has been a committed human capital developer for more than 15 years. He is actively involved in the Workforce Skills Qualifications Training, Workplace Literacy Training and SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace Training and Development of various schools and training centres in Singapore. John has a passion to assist people and organisations become more effective. He strongly believes in passing on applicable knowledge to the people who need it to deliver results in their work and in life.

SCS Digital Experience @ The Library: Let’s Stay Ahead of Scams Together
SATURDAY, 20 MAY 2023 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Organised by: National Library Board

With online threats emerging constantly and scammers evolving their tactics to become increasingly sophisticated, it’s important for us to work together as a community to stay ahead of scams.

In this seminar, learn more about Singtel’s 3-Step Security Approach and how Singtel is working with government agencies and cybersecurity organisations to keep you protected. Uncover the most common tactics that scammers use, tips that you can use to identify the biggest cybersecurity threats and learn how you can be equipped to protect yourself and combat scams.

This programme is part of SCS Digital Experience @ The Library.

About SCS Digital Experience:

SCS Digital Experience @ The Library are presented as short inspirational talks to engage and inspire our communities ranging from the youths to seniors. It comprises a series of 12 short digital seminars to be held across the regional libraries and public libraries in Singapore.

LEARN: How to Share With Care

Everyone has a responsibility over their personal data. Find out how you can easily share your data with better care when you follow these easy steps:

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Read more about how to Share Your Personal Data With Care here.

PLAY: Snap, Tag and Win when you #ShareWithCare!

Head over to our Instagram page (@pdpcsg) from 16 - 21 May 2023 and stand a chance to win e-vouchers when you tell us why you care about the data you share online! 

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