PDPA Singapore

The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) provides a framework for organizations to ensure the protection of the personal data of citizens of Singapore. The regulations require organizations to protect individuals’ personal data that they process and also prove legitimate and reasonable purpose for collecting and using the personal data. The regulation was established and enforced to ensure the safety of personal data and prevent any misuse of the data. The aim of establishing the PDPA law is to regulate the flow of personal data in the country and strengthen Singapore’s position as a trusted business hub globally. The law is designed to protect personal data stored in an electronic and non-electronic format.

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    Our Approach to PDPA Singapore

    Initial kick-off
    Initial kick-off

    We sit with your team to understand your business processes and the environment to consolidate the requirements against the PDPA.

    Scope Definition
    Scope Definition

    Our team will based on your business and understanding define the scope for PDPA compliance.

    GAP Analysis
    GAP Analysis

    Identify gaps in your organization’s security control, systems, and environment vis-à-vis PDPA requirements.

    Awareness Training Program
    Awareness Training Program

    We conduct an awareness training program to help your employees understand the PDPA compliance Regulation and its requirements.

    Data & Asset Classification
    Data & Asset Classification

    Identify your sensitive personal assets, classify them, and create/update the Asset inventory.

    Risk Assessment
    Risk Assessment

    Our team conducts a comprehensive Risk Assessment to identify weak areas that could be exploited and lead to an incident of the breach.

    Risk Treatment
    Risk Treatment

    Our team helps you build strategies and appropriate Risk Treatment measures to help bridge gaps and strengthen security systems. We also assist you in developing and implementing a data breach management response that can blend with your existing Incident Response Plan.

    Singapore PDPA Application Assessment
    Singapore PDPA Application Assessment

    Our team assesses your application for confirmation to PDPA requirements such as Data Portability, User Consent, Effective UI design, etc.

    User Training
    User Training

    Our team of experts will conduct User Training programs for all personnel covered in scope on their specific PDPA Compliance responsibilities. Training materials for future use shall be provided.

    Documentation Support
    Documentation Support

    Develop effective documentation for your organization as per PDPA requirements.

    Policy Rollout Support
    Policy Rollout Support

    We will help you build and rollout effective policies and procedures for your organization, pertaining to PDPA Compliance.

    PDPA Singapore Compliance Audit
    PDPA Singapore Compliance Audit

    After a reasonable gestation period, a separate team of experts conducts a Pre-assessment of your setup and ensures all measures are implemented.

    Certification/Attestation
    Certification/Attestation

    Once all controls are confirmed to be in place, we will be issuing a legally admissible "PDPA Compliance" Certificate for your organization.

    Continual support
    Continual support

    If required we can extend our continual support by offering you Managed Compliance Services to help your organization stay certified.

    PDPA Singapore

    Why work with VISTA InfoSec?

    Vendor-neutral Company - We are a Vendor-neutral Consultancy & Advisory Service Company believing in being your true consulting / audit partner by not indulging in sales of hardware/software that might create bias.
    Strictly No Outsourcing - We value your trust in us so we do not outsource your critical assignments to another third party.
    Trusted Auditors – Our organization comprises an Audit team with experience of at least 12-15 years with relevant certifications such as CISA / CISSP, etc.
    Years of Experience – Your organization will benefit from our decade-long years of Industry experience and knowledge.
    End-to-end support – Our team will hand-hold you at every stage of the Compliance process including the design of controls and documentation as may be required.
    US Based – Audit certificate and report released for maximum market branding and acceptability of your organization.
    Cloud-based portal - We provide a secure Cloud-based portal with two-factor authentication for reporting and progress tracking.
    Robust security & risk management solution – We will provide you with a comprehensive solution, designed to meet your requirements.
    Reports detailing the analysis finding – We will provide you documents detailing the findings of the analysis and provide relevant recommendations for the same.
    Training videos and materials – We will provide you valuable training videos and materials for the ongoing training of your personnel.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions on PDPA Singapore

    The PDPA Compliance applies to any organization that processes and deals with any kind of Personal Data in Singapore. Employees of an organization processing Personal Data are expected to adhere to the organization’s policies and procedures in context to PDPA Rule. However, employees cannot be personally held responsible for the organization’s breach.

    PDPA obligations do not apply to government agencies or public agencies. This would mean the exclusion of organizations acting on behalf of a public agency concerning processing Personal Data. Further, the law does not apply to even individuals acting in a personal or domestic capacity.

    Singapore enacted the Personal Data Protection Act the PDPA in 2012, and thereafter it cameinto force in different phases andwas enforced on 2nd July 2014.

    PDPA Compliance cost for an average-sized company starts at $8000. Pricing for PDPA Compliance usually depends on several factors, including the Scope of Audit, Business Applications, Technology Platforms, Number of Locations, and other additional services.

    The PDPA Compliance report is only valid for a year from the date of issue. Further, an audit should be performed annually, or at least when significant changes are introduced that may impact systems and control in an environment.

    The PDPA regulation covers the personal data of citizens of Singapore stored in electronic format and non-electronic format. But it generally does not apply to any personal data processed for domesticpurposes or any public agency collecting, using,and disclosing personal data.

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