Mike Leow, CIPP/A, CIPM, CIPT, FIP

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Grab

Privacy Engineering Lead

Mike is the Privacy Engineering Lead at GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd. Based in Singapore, he was tasked to setup the Privacy Engineering team where his role is to infuse privacy into the company that operates across South East Asia as well as the Research and Development Centres located in China, India and the US. Besides infusing the Privacy by design concept into the company and developing privacy tools, he is involved in advisory work to the company and works closely with other departments to help the company gain trust from the users.
 
Prior to Grab, Mike spent 4 years with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission as an Investigation Officer, where he investigates data breaches and provides recommendations on companies involved in data breaches. Mike is also the Technical investigator who performed technical assessment on these company’s security arrangements to protect their personal data. He was also a member of the “Data Protection Office”, where he carried out the data flow mapping exercise for the commission.
 
Mike was the first 500 Fellow of Information Privacy conferred in early 2017. He is also a certified CISA, CISM, CIPM, CIPT, and CIPP/A.  He holds a Bachelor Degree in information technology and a Master of Science in Information Studies.