Singapore is currently in need of data protection officers, and the demand for qualified candidates to fill those roles will only increase. In response, a group of entities, including Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission and Straits Interactive, has launched the Professional Conversion Programme for Data Protection Officers. The program is designed to match businesses in need of a DPO with candidates looking to break into the data protection industry. In this article for The Privacy Advisor, IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with Straits Interactive Founder and CEO Kevin Shepherdson, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, about the creation of the program and the criteria companies and candidates need to meet in order to be considered.
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