Data Protection Officer Masterclass: Demonstrating Accountability amid New Data Protection Laws and Enforcements


Held in conjunction with the Data Protection World Forum, SMU Academy is organising a one-day Data Protection Officer Masterclass, in collaboration with Straits Interactive, to bring together relevant field experts from across the globe for an engaging and thought-provoking session.

At the masterclass, participants will be exposed to practical topics shared by various data protection regulators, privacy experts and DPOs who have operationalised compliance from various industry sectors including those who have experienced a data and privacy breach. With the recent data and privacy breaches as well as new data protection laws in the ASEAN region, this masterclass will share operational challenges, best practices, new technologies, lessons learned from privacy breaches and strategies to demonstrate accountability to both regulators and stakeholders.

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who register for the masterclass will get up to 90% subsidy (funded by SSG) on the ticket price.

What’s more, ticket holders of this masterclass will have access to the Data Protection World Forum for free.

Seats are limited. Register now!

Next Course Starts On12 Jun 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD856.00* (as low as SGD56.80* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 day


SMU Hall, School of Law
Singapore Management University 
Address: 55 Armenian St, Singapore 179943

Programme Partner

Learning Objectives

At the end of the Masterclass, participants will be able to

  • enhance the competencies of local data protection and compliance officers including how to effectively assess risks as well as how to implement and sustain their data protection management programme.
  • update participants on new developments relating to data protection in the region
  • promote best practices and sharing with DPOs of other ASEAN countries


12 June 2019, Wednesday




09:00 – 09:10

Opening Remarks

Data Protection World Forum Singapore (Day 2)



09:10 – 09:40

Rise of the DPO & the Road Ahead



09:40 – 10:10

Implementing your Data Protection Management Programme: Critical Success factors and Common Mistakes



10:10 – 10:40

Break: Refreshments & Networking



10:40 – 11:25

PDPA Governance: Hot Buttons to Convince Management and the Board



11:25 – 12:05

Data Protection Management Programme Frontline Services: Challenges, Risks and Recommendation



12:05 – 13:05

Lunch: Food, Refreshments & Networking



13:05 – 13:35

Data Protection Management Programme: Challenges, Risks and Recommendations in a Regulated Industry



13:35 – 14:05

Data Protection Management Programme in Non-Profit and Educational Sector- Challenges, Risks and Recommendations



14:05 – 14:35

Break: Refreshment & Networking



14:35 – 15:05

Demonstrating Accountability - A Regulator's Perspective



15:05 – 15:50

Aftermath of a Breach: Insights and Lessons Learned



15:50 – 16:45

Enhancing the Competencies of DPO & Competency Roadmap





End of Masterclass


Who Should Attend

Professionals with regional data protection responsibilities or those seeking to gain an understanding of data protection and its legal requirements. More specifically for roles such as Data Protection Officer, Privacy Officer, Legal/ Compliance Officer, Security Officer and Business Continuity Manager.

Professionals with experience in data protection work.


As part of the funding requirement, participants are required to sit for an assessment which will come in the form of a short quiz to be administered towards the end of the masterclass. 

Fees and Funding

Access to the Data Protection World Forum is complimentary to Data Protection Officer Masterclass ticket holders.

For Singapore Citizens/ Singapore Permanent Residents

Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding


For Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above

Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy


For Singapore Citizens aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000

Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and 25% Workfare Training Support Scheme


For SMEs supporting their employees who are Singapore Citizens/ Singapore Permanent Residents

Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs


Full Fee



All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

The Masterclass is held on 12 June 2019, on Day 2 of the Data Protection World Forum.

Day 1, 11 June 2019 – Data Protection World Forum
Day 2, 12 June 2019 – Data Protection Officer Masterclass


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