Singapore launches new competency framework for data protection officers

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), the data protection authority of Singapore, has launched a new program designed to improve the competency and proficiency level of data protection officers. According to Business Insider, the DPO Competency Framework and Training Roadmap, developed by the authority with input from industry experts, will serve as a resource to better support organisations in the hiring and training of DPOs based on identified competencies – including data protection and innovation. According to ComputerWeekly, to deepen the skills of DPOs, the PDPC is partnering with the National Trades Union Congress to pilot a training program that is expected to benefit at least 500 DPOs in the first year.