Data Protection Trends & the Role of the DPO

Programme Code: CRS-N-0046244


This module is part of the Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Operational Excellence programme.

This module traces the evolution of data protection principles and laws globally over the years as well as how social concerns over how government and private organisation handle personal data and the emergence of technology innovations. Understanding what drives data privacy, the "why" of privacy as well as the emerging role of the DPO, allows participants to adopt a proactive approach to data protection risks and compliance. 

Next Course Starts On23 Jul 2019 (Tue) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD2140.00* (as low as SGD242.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

2 days



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Learning Objectives
  • Understand key technology developments that led to social concerns about privacy and data protection
  • Learn about the development and evolution of common data protection principles, and approaches to personal data protection
  • Learn basic principles of Information Security and safeguarding of personal information
  • Understand impact of online technology on data protection
  • Role of the data protection officer, demonstrating accountability and DPO operational requirements around the world
  • Tools for DPOs & Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Future Trends

Who Should Attend

Data Protection Officers, Compliance Managers (Dedicated / Part-time) or personnel with data protection responsibilities. Also for personnel handling personal data, eg Finance, Human Resource, Sales and Marketing, IT, Customer Service.


Course assessment will be based on classroom exercises, case studies and project presentation. 

Fees and Funding

SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW 40 years old / PERMANENT RESIDENTSIndividual or Non-SME Sponsored$642*
Sponsored by SME1$242*
SINGAPORE CITIZENSAged 40 and above2$242*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3$142*
OTHERS $2140*

* includes 7% GST

** Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset respective course fees
Up to 90% course fee funding for employees of SMEs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% course fee funding under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 95% course fee funding under Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Series

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 70% course fee funding (excluding GST) for successful enrolment into approved courses under the Programme. This funding is applicable to both individual and company sponsored participants.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% course fee funding (excluding GST).

2. SkillsFuture Credit**

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for the user guide on how to submit your claim.

3. Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 117 - 18 January 2019 (Completed)
intake 223 - 24 July 2019 (Open for Registration)


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