Data Protection Policy and Compliance

Mercure Hotel Bugis, Singapore
3rd November 2016

What is the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)? When do I need to use the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry? Can I still collect information from clients and prospective clients? How do I maximize the different marketing platforms (including emails and sms) without breaching the PDPA?

The Personal Data Protection Act was passed in 2012. Since then, many companies remain unsure of what they can and cannot do to collect, use or disseminate information, or how they can conduct their marketing. Many companies have been prosecuted, convicted and fined for not understanding their obligations and not having proper Data Protection protocols.

This course is designed to explain the PDPA clearly and simply, and to help companies put in place the proper data protection protocols. Just as importantly, the course is designed to help companies maximize the potential of electronic and other forms of marketing without breaching the PDPA. The course is facilitated by an experienced litigator who will walk delegates through a step-by-step process of first understanding the law, and then putting in place processes that are practical and easy to implement.

Course Outline
  • Analyzing the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
    • How to make an NDA more effective
      • Is an NDA different from a non-solicitation agreement
        • Are non-competition clauses effective
        • Overview of Intellectual Property Rights
    • How to avoid inadvertent breaches of NDAs
      • What is protected, what is not, and what can only be protected by contract
  • Structuring and implementing Data Protection policies and SOP
    • Keeping the Data Protection policy cheap, efficient and easy to understand
  • What is the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
    • Scope and extent of PDPA
    • Consequence of Do Not Call (DNC) Registry and IDA’s spam control framework
    • Impact on your business
      • How does the PDPA affect your marketing strategies
    • Impact on Joint Ventures and Acquisitions
      • What information can be disclosed to investors and project partners.


Who Should Attend :
DPOs or Compliance Managers; and Information Technology Personnel / Human Resource Administrators / Marketing Managers & Executives/ Sales and Business Development Executives & Managers or anyone involved in data protection matters within the organization.

About the Instructor:

lim ker sheonLim Ker Sheon heads the Construction Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group of the firm and is also the co-head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group. Ker Sheon joined Characterist LLC as a Director on 1 April 2008 having previously practiced with the firms of Messrs Derrick Ravi Partnership (now Straits Law Practice LLC) and Asia Law Corporation. Ker Sheon also branched outside the legal profession into the areas of IT and Business Development Consulting in Singapore and China for a period of about 2 years. Ker Sheon has acted as legal counsel on corporate and litigation matters for Statutory Boards, Quasi-Government Institutions, hospitals, and for both MNCs and SMEs in the construction, IT, education, logistics and retail industries. Ker Sheon also serves with various charities, including the Management Board of the AG Home (a Home for teenage girls in crisis) and BLC Community Services. Ker Sheon teaches law on a part-time basis with the PSB Academy (undergraduate engineering courses). Ker Sheon has previously served in various capacities in committees (including as Vice-Chairman of the Small Law Firms Committee) both with the Singapore Law Society and Singapore Academy of Law. Ker Sheon’s primary areas of practice are in construction and commercial litigation, as well as in corporate law and IT-corporate law. In his former capacity, Ker Sheon acts frequently in multi-million dollar shareholder disputes and construction disputes in Court and in arbitration, and is known for a pragmatic, cost-effective and problem-solving approach to dispute resolution. Ker Sheon has also acted for clients in various landmark SOP adjudication cases. Wearing the hat of the co-head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group, Ker Sheon advises corporate clients on Mergers and Acquisitions, local and international Franchising, legal and operational aspects of product development (including Intellectual Property rights, efficacy and costs), drafting of commercial contracts, drafting of tenancy agreements and renewals, drafting and/or reviewing standard form Purchase Orders, Invoices, Terms and Conditions of Sale. Ker Sheon is also involved in criminal law, mediation, dispute resolution and debt negotiation and management. Ker Sheon has been involved with cases as diverse as the defence and acquittal of clients involved in wildlife smuggling, cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions and setting up local and overseas franchise.

Early Bird: SGD 805
Standard Rate : SGD 895
Group Rate: 1 Free Registration with group of 3 or more

  • Only 1 discount rate applies.
  • All fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • The program fee is inclusive of lunch, 2 refreshment breaks and all workshop materials.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to your company upon receipt of full payment.
  • All participants who complete the program will receive a Certificate.
  • Singapore-incorporated companies can enjoy up to 400% tax deduction or 40% cash payout under the IRAS PIC scheme for training of employees. For more information, please visit:
  • No cancellation will be allowed upon payment, but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is allowed. No refund and full fees will be charged for cancellation or non-attendance.
  • When a course is cancelled, fail to commence or fail to complete under unforeseen circumstances, participant is allowed to defer the intake at no cost or withdraw from the course; under such situation, a full refund of the advance payment will be given.
  • Notice of change in participant’s name must be given in writing, not less than 5 days before the course commencement date.
  • APIC reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof.


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