• Privacy Awareness Week 2017

Privacy Awareness Week 2017

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The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is marking the first week of May 2017 as Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) in Singapore. An initiative by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities, PAW is held annually to promote awareness of privacy and personal data protection issues.

This year, we stress the importance of sharing personal data with care in today's data-driven world where Big Data and the Internet of Things take centre stage, through the theme "Share With Care".

With the rate of technological advancement, the way personal data changes hands will continue to transform and grow. On the back of this evolving landscape, individuals and businesses should also step up and take control of personal data sharing.

For the man on the street, this means knowing when to provide his or her personal data to organisations, and for what purposes. For an organisation, this means putting in place safeguards to ensure disclosure of personal data, whether internally or to third-parties, is legitimate and well-protected.

Share personal data with care


The PDPC is kicking off PAW 2017 with a weekend of fun and edutainment forone and all at Tech Saturday (Upsize), and has a suite of events lined up speciallyfor organisations in the following week.

Please refer to the events calendar below and click on the links for details.



 Tech Saturday (Upsized!)
Join us at Singapore’s most exciting tech carnival, filled with fun-learning tinker stations, cool gadget demonstrations and innovating tech workshops. Play Spin the Wheel at the PDPC booth and stand to win a deck of limited edition “Share with Care” game cards.


 Roundtable Discussion on the PDPA
with Singapore Academy of Law
This roundtable discussion is an opportunity for legal practitioners, in-house counsel and others involved in advising on the PDPA to engage with the regulators in an active discussion on the recent cases and issues arising from the PDPA.


 InnovFest Unbound 2017
Entrepreneurs, brands, corporates, investors and tech start-ups will meet and share ideas at this tech event. PDPC’s Deputy Commissioner, Mr Yeong Zee Kin, will be a panelist on the Main Stage to discuss personal data protection in today’s smarter, IoT-powered world.


 Breakfast with Commissioner
with Singapore Business Federation
PDPC’s Commissioner, Mr Tan Kiat How, will be sharing detailed plans to construct a Data Protection Ecosystem in Singapore and how PDPC’s upcoming initiatives aim to equip Data Protection Officers to help their companies adopt measures for responsible use and sharing of personal data.


 Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection Seminar
by Contact Centre Association of Singapore 
The first event of its kind, this seminar brings together PDPC and the Cyber Security Agency to provide industry professionals with tips on how to better prevent cyber attacks and protect personal data.


How do you share your personal data with care? The PDPC has developed some games to show you!

 PAW Game 2017Have fun with our free online game - Pass the PD! - that reminds you to share your personal data with organisations carefully. Provide the correct personal data to the organisation and beware of sneaky Tom! 

Play here!
 SW card GameWin yourself an exclusive set of "Share with Care" card game at our PDPC booth during Tech Saturday (Upsized!). The game features our heroes in the "Cyber Safety" adventure comics and informs players of the ways they can share their digital personal data with care.

Grab them while stocks last!



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Organisations that wish to learn more about protecting personal data that they share may check out our Advisory Guidelines, particularly the chapter on Anonymisation that was recently updated.

Last updated on 19 January 2018