fundamentals of pdpa

The Fundamentals of PDPA 

In today’s data incentive economies, personal data are collected, used, and processed in vast amounts. All organizations in Singapore when collecting, using, and disclosing personal data, are expected to comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Let’s understand the overall Fundamentals of PDPA

This course equips participants with an understanding and overview of the key legal and regulatory requirements of the PDPA and supports them to back the compliance of their organization with the PDPA. This course is suitable for compliance managers, Data protection officers, admin, human resources, sales, and business development managers, IT who all need to be involved in the matters of data protection. This course is for 3 days and in this participants will have an understanding of the process of applying PDPA. Separated from its citation from the pertinent portion of PDPA, the content, of course, is also largely taken from the Advisory Guidelines published by the PDPC.

What all qualities are essential to apply for this course? The participants should be able to-

  • Understand relevant organizational objectives, strategies, policies, culture, products, and services.
  • He should have information gathering skills to collate and gather necessary data.
  • Should have analytical skills to assess procedures and policies.
  • He should have business writing skills to formulate a management summary.
  • Have interpersonal and advice abilities to interact with relevant stakeholders.
  • He should have the facilitation skills to ask the appropriate question to elicit necessary information.
  • He should be aware of all the compliance requirements of the organization.

Objectives of the course- 

Upon the completion of the course, the participants will be able to have this knowledge-

  • The process, procedure, and guidelines of DPMP in an organization.
  • Knowledge of personal data
  • Personal data protection act (PDPA)
  • Obligations and data lifecycle of PDPA.
  • Accountability and best practices in operationalizing PDPA.

With this mentioned knowledge, the participants will be able to carry out these tasks-

  • Achieve consent to collect, use or disclose personal data
  • Allow individuals to revoke consent.
  • Notify people of the objectives for the collection, use, or disclosure of their data
  • Correct omissions or errors in the personal data upon request
  • Anonymize personal data or cease retention when it’s no longer important for business or legal purposes.

All these qualities are added to the participants to upgrade their interpersonal skills and make them more aware of the multifactorial use of personal data. Moreover, considering health and safety risks to employees, employers under Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation (1999).

According to the workplace safety and health office regulation, a risk assessment needs to be done that protects employees from exposure to reasonably foreseeable risks. Work-related violence is generally included in those risks. Who is responsible for this workplace’s health and safety? So, they are the employers and the business owners, who hold most of the responsibility in the case of workplace health and safety. They are legally required to keep anyone, who might be affecting your business safe from every potential harm. For expert support to all those employers and business owners, Assure Safety sits to take your business next level, that too at the lowest possible price.