Singapore recently passed its Personal Data Protection Act to help safeguard an individual’s personal data against misuse, such as those annoying cold calls from telemarketers touting anything from bank loans to yet another credit card. The bill encompasses the creation of a national Do-Not-Call registry and as well as a new enforcement agency tasked to regulate the management of personal data by businesses and impose financial penalties if they prove miscreant.
But what does this mean to you as an individual, or worse, if you’re a marketer who’d rather err on the side of caution and not have the aforesaid enforcement agency knocking on your doors? There’s an upcoming workshop that you may be interested in – the UP for PMEs’ Personal Data Protection Act workshop.
Date: 8 November 2012
Venue: NTUC Centre, Level 8, One Marina Boulevard
Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM (registration & dinner from 6:00pm, seated by 6.50PM)
Helmed by Patrick Tay, Director, Legal Services Department, NTUC and Samuel Seow, Managing Director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation, the workshop is designed to help you understand your personal data protection rights. It’s a paid workshop at $5 for NTUC members and $50 for non-NTUC members (although a number of UP for PMEs’ Facebook fans get in for free).
But good news for Young Upstarts readers – 20 of you will get to attend free. All you need to do is to visit UP for PMEs’ Facebook page and indicate this promo code: DAN04.