Hands-on Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training (Corporate)

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Hands-on Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training (Corporate)


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Next Session

09 Feb-15 Feb-27 Feb

Duration

3 Days

Cost

SGD2140


Contact

+65 6974 8949 | +65 6920 5462

Email

courses@straitsinteractive.com

Ideal For
  • Organisations that need to strengthen their data protection practices to foster customers’ trust and confidence to use data to maximise business value
  • Organisations setting up their Data Protection Management Programme
  • Train DPO who need to operationalise data protection requirements of PDPA
  • Newly appointed Data Protection Officers or Data Protection Executives unsure of their role
  • Personnel handling personal data such as HR, Sales & Marketing, Compliance, Finance, Internal Auditors, IT

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Click on the Register button to complete the interest registration form. We will be in touch when the course is confirmed.

*There is no funding for this course at this point in time

With the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) now in effect in Singapore, organisations that manage personal data have to ensure full compliance with the law, or face financial consequences. This calls for a new position in organisations that manage personal data – that of the Data Protection Officer.

This 3-day Hands-on Data Protection Officer Training Programme equips professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in Singapore with new competencies using a practical approach and borrowing from best practices, showing them how to implement, comply and stay compliant with the PDPA. 

Trainees will be tasked to complete a project based on their own organisational context as part of the programme’s assessment. This will be useful for the attending DPOs to assess their organisations’ current levels of compliance with the PDPA and take the necessary actions to address the relevant gaps and risks. By the time they complete the course, the DPOs would have started their compliance efforts for their respective companies and would have sufficient hands-on experience to continue and complete the project they had started.

The programme lays the practical foundation and competencies necessary for a career in the new era of compliance in personal data protection. Local workers will gain a valuable and niche skill set to increase their mobility and value-add to their companies.

We don’t just train you – we show you how to be compliant, complete with your own Compliance Manual, Audit & all the Tools you need!

…. all done by the time you complete the course!

…. with roadmap to International Certification


In addition, Straits Interactive provides Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) offerings to guide organisations with the following for an additional fee from S$1,500 to S$3,000 + GST (no funding):

  • Offers a hands-on approach through advisory sessions by practitioners in DPMP implementations and consultancy for organisations.
  • An integrated Data Protection Management System software (DPOinBox) corporate account subscription between 3 to 6 months
  • Includes 1 or 2 hours of legal guidance from data protection lawyer.
  • Includes 6 to 12 hours of Data Protection advisory support from Certified Data Protection professionals.
  • Includes customisable policy templates and privacy/personal data protection notices.


For more information on additional services, contact us for a detailed discussion.


Watch our course trailer video here:


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Participants should:

  • Preferably have tertiary qualifications and/ or at least 2 years of working experience



LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Step-by-step plan for Data Protection Officers to start PDPA compliance IMMEDIATELY
  • Manage compliance using the online Data Protection Management System
  • Customise your own Personal Data Protection & Information Security Policy
  • Guidance & best practices from experienced PDPA practitioners


COURSE MODULE

Module 1:
Personal Data Protection Principles & A Practical Approach to the Personal Data Protection Act – A Singapore Perspective
Project 1: Identify the potential breaches in your current organisation

Roles & Responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer & Conducting a Personal Data Inventory Audit
Project 2: Conduct a Risk Assessment Audit at your own Organisation to determine gaps and risks


Module 2:

Information Security: Policy, Templates & Tools
Project 3: Deploy & document implementation of tools such as Notices to address information security gaps in your own organisation


Module 3:

Implementing Personal Data Protection Policies & Initiatives
Assessment and Final Project Presentation on effective Privacy / Personal Data Protection programme management


Module 4:

Privacy Programme Management & Breach Reporting Procedures

DELIVERY FORMAT

  • Lecture style
  • Video clips
  • Discussions with consultants
  • Role play / presentations



TRAINERS & CONSULTANTS
The course will be conducted or facilitated by trainers and consultants who are Certified Information Privacy Managers (CIPM), awarded by professional members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The CIPM is the world’s first and only certification in personal data protection programme management. Our trainers have been actively engaged in doing actual PDPA audits of Singaporean companies for Straits Interactive. Together, the team has also trained thousands of participants in the Personal Data Protection Act.


DURATION

3 full days, over a period of 3 weeks


CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY
All participants will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Data Protection and GRC jointly awarded by Straits Interactive and OCEG upon successful completion of competency assessment and project work.

  • DPO Hands-On Training (1 Pax)
  • DPOinBOX account (class room edition) up to 3 months
  • 1 copy of “99 Privacy Breaches To Beware Of”
  • PDPA related worksheet and policies templates
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Data Protection and GRC awarded by OCEG and Straits Interactive

COURSE FEE

S$2,140.00 (inclusive of 7% GST). Includes 3 days of training over a period of 3 weeks.


+ CREDIT CARD PROMOTION

12-months interest-free instalment payment is now available for OCBC cardholders. For more information, write to us at courses@straitsinteractive.com.



FUNDING

No funding at this point of time

REGISTRATION
Click on the Register button to submit your application for the course.


CONFIRMATION & RESERVATION

When registration is confirmed, participants will receive our email confirmation along with information of the course programme. If no seats are available for the applied date, you will be notified immediately and given an alternative date. Straits Interactive reserves the right to change the course schedules, programmes and content without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel course due to unforeseen circumstances.


CANCELLATION

Request for withdrawal or postponement must be made in writing to Straits Interactive. Refunds arising from course withdrawal/deferment will be subjected to the following terms:

More than 2 weeks before course commencement: Full refund.
Less than 2 weeks before course commencement: 50% refund.
On or after course commencement: No refund.

Testimonials

Overall the course is very insightful for a newly appointed DPO in the organisation.

Madeleine
HR Manager

I have always been skeptical about attending workshops, seminars etc. as most of them are purely superficial where we only get to “scratch the surface”. I have been thoroughly impressed with the level and nature of participation – concrete exercise, concrete examples, excellent analysis. The training has been very inspirational, energising and involves lots of substantial and in-depth knowledge. It has certainly helped to ease the initial “how and what to do” thoughts after being selected for the course by my firm. You have certainly switched my mind into a positive thinking mode for the DPO role as the course progresses.

Gary Loh
CA (Singapore), FIPAS

This is an excellent course for any DPO and probably the only course that any DPO needs or should attend. This course is definitely very useful to me. This is a life-saver course for me, as I started off not knowing enough on what was needed to be done for my company to be in compliance for PDPA. After attending this course, I am now confident to be a DPO for my company and able to prepare my company for this new Act. Thank you very much.

Lim Yueh Ping

Real-life cases are shared to improve learning and provide insights to the PDPA principles. Step-by-step guidance is given on the tasks and preparations required to be compliant for the PDPA. Useful software system is provided to facilitate the assessment process and generation of necessary documents such as data inventory map, data protection plan, information security plan, etc. Advice and sharing from a group of experts and practitioners.

Course Participant

The 3 days course is very fruitful for me and I have learnt and gained much knowledge on Data Protection matters. I am able to advise better on data protection enquiries.

Dexter
Compliance Officer

Interactive and fulfilling, gain more knowledge from the workshop. Would recommend to others.

Ron Chua

It has indeed been very helpful and provided tremendous support to enhance my knowledge on compliance towards PDPA now. Prior to attending this course, I have only been exposed to the 1 day workshop conducted by PDPC. Questions all over my head and a bit clueless as to where to start, how to start and what to do really. The material covered was detailed and appreciated the practical information provided. Of course, instructors were humorous enough and therefore make this subject interesting and understandable. Please create more awareness on the availability of this course to help others. Don’t attempt another DPO training without attempting this.

Amily Chua

It was a very interesting 3 days session. A lot of relevant scenarios were provided which allow us to simulate as a DPO. Trainers were perfect and I am surprised there are always 3 trainers around to support the class.

Amas Oh
General Manager

Very detailed and informative. Instructor is very professional and experienced in the field of PDPA. Interactive sessions and interesting sharings. Very helpful and accommodating.

Simon Soh
Head of Facilities

Contents are very comprehensive with clear guidance for participants. Very Supportive of mock investigations. Instructor provided clear and practical tips.

Kyaw Moe Lwin
Nurse Educator

Very organised and comprehensive. Definitely a very important aspect of businesses yet neglected. Very involved in real life cases, delivered with passion.

Marie Mok

Detailed. Hands-on Data Protection Management System (DPMS) is helpful. Mock exercise is helpful as well. Very good grasp of this area.

Allan Goh

Very relevant coverage. Topics were very down-to-earth / close to real life. Very clear, concise & knowledgeable. All good and well organized sessions. System is brilliant and easy to navigate.

Justin Yong

Great information which provides and guides what organizations should have in place. It helps organizations to look out for areas of risks/gaps. Instructors are knowledgeable and helpful to share their experience.

Sumit Kemani

Very intensive & have full coverage of the information.

Ng Jia Yin
IT Officer

I appreciate the amount of research and content done to get this workshop's content done. Thank you for providing us with the depth of information given.

Ong Man Ru
Assistant Project Manager

Interactive and fulfilling, gain more knowledge from the workshop. Would recommend to others.

Ron Chua
Acting Division Manager

Very good workshop to start for DPO.

Helen Soh
Assistant Manager

The workshop content is both in-depth and practical with real case examples across a number of industries. It is very relevant with up-to-date overview of legislation and recent events/case law. Overall I like the mix between theory and practical, plus group interaction which makes you think about what you need to implement within your own organization.

Wayne McLaughlin
Head of Operational Risk

After I left the corporate world, I became a business advisor and management consultant to SMEs and other organisations. I observe that many employees are careless or ignorant about sensitive data, they leave documents containing sensitive data on the table or in unlocked drawers / cabinets when going out for lunch; away for meetings or even when leaving the office at the end of a workday. Employees sharing computers or passwords are not uncommon among SMEs. Increasingly, privacy and personal data protection are becoming important business considerations and enforcement acts are in place. I believe there will be a growing demand from organisations seeking help in this area. Therefore, I decided to attend the DPO Hands-On training course to pick up the necessary knowledge so that I can help my clients set up the right processes and measures to comply with PDPA.

Cindi Ng
Business Advisor & Management Consultant

This is indeed a very comprehensive program to kick start a DP Program in the company. The team at Straits and their partners have been very helpful and well informed to share with us and highlight pertinent points in the analysis. The session was interactive with Q&A as we move along from topic to topics. Many thanks to all the Trainers Josiah, Chris, Lyn and William and also the team (Cindi, WaiMun) to support and ensure everything runs smoothly. Many thanks indeed!

Sim Lee Huang
HR Director

Very clear and well run. Good pace and materials. Able to implement knowledge immediately with my own organisation and clients. The instructor was engaging, clear and very experienced,

- Course Participant (Jan 2020)

Workshop was filled with various examples that explains concepts clearly. Workshop is very relevant to my company. Celine's knowledge of the topic is very well versed and delivery was very interesting. I managed to stay awake despite sitting down the whole day! Role play activities were very good. It made the concepts come to life which makes it relatable and understandable.

Dewi
Head Facilitator of a fitness centre

A good use of application based content, audio-visual and bringing in a professional regulator to augment the entire course. Current and up to date with today's Data Protection obligations. Trainers are knowledgeable and delivered the course in a very engaging way. The pace was steady and there was never a dull moment in class! :-) Keep up the good work!

Jonathan Leong
Head of Marketing & Communications

Very good workshop to start for DPO.

Helen Soh
Assistant Manager

Will encourage fellow colleagues to attend as it does not only help to improve company's practices but also useful for personal knowledge.

Quek Ying Zhen
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications and Marketing

Overall the course is very insightful for a newly appointed DPO in the organisation.

Madeleine
HR Manager

I have always been skeptical about attending workshops, seminars etc. as most of them are purely superficial where we only get to “scratch the surface”. I have been thoroughly impressed with the level and nature of participation – concrete exercise, concrete examples, excellent analysis. The training has been very inspirational, energising and involves lots of substantial and in-depth knowledge. It has certainly helped to ease the initial “how and what to do” thoughts after being selected for the course by my firm. You have certainly switched my mind into a positive thinking mode for the DPO role as the course progresses.

Gary Loh
CA (Singapore), FIPAS