Many of you may be aware that as of 2 July 2014, organisations collecting and handling personal data in Singapore will come under a legal obligation to appoint a data protection officer to ensure that your operations are compliant with the Personal Data Protection Act. We have a service which can help you to meet your legal obligations, and do so cost efficiently.

Requirements under the Act include appointing a data protection officer to respond to enquiries and complaints relating to your organisation’s personal data handling practices and answering individual’s requests to access and/or amend their personal data which is held by your organisation.

For many organisations, the absence of personal data requests, enquiries or complaints means the data protection officer could be a relatively passive role. You may therefore have reservations about budgeting for such an ad-hoc position or burdening an existing staff member with a task that is not within their core competency.