The PDPA is a data protection law, which sets standards governing the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data.

What are the implications for Singapore entities?

All Singapore entities must comply with the PDPA. This includes all limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. To comply with the PDPA, each entity must appoint at least one (1) Data Protection Officer (“DPO”). The DPO will be responsible for ensuring that the entity complies with the PDPA. 

What support can BlueMeg offer?

Whilst the PDPA can add an additional strain to your organisation’s resources, it underlines the increasing global concern about the collection, use and control of personal data. Organisations using such data have to take steps to ensure compliance with these regulations.

Fundamentally, individuals and companies want to do business with PDPA compliant entities. They do not want to put themselves or their company at risk and be held liable for non-compliance. Going forward, companies and individuals may be more likely to check policies if they are to do business with you. Furthermore, it is anticipated that companies will have to respond to and act on requests for information through their DPO.

BlueMeg can support you by providing a Data Protection Officer, who will give you a legally required point of contact. Also, BlueMeg will formulate a privacy policy for your company to meet PDPA requirements.

Our DPO will help your company’s processes of data collection, usage, disclosure and storage to be operationally compliant. When your company grows, more data will be processed. BlueMeg’s DPO will be able to support your growth, arranging your company is able to answer questions about policies and how the processed data is used.

What are the benefits of outsourcing a DPO?

Appointing BlueMeg will provide you with a third-party officer who will deal with the administrative compliance to adhere to the PDPA and GDPA, making your hands free to focus on running your business. We can help take away your concern of non-compliance, should your business need to provide information on how you are meeting the regulations.

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