DPPC-PDPC Inaugural Roundtable session on Navigating Cross Border and International Data Flows/Transfers

DPPC-PDPC Inaugural Roundtable session on Navigating Cross Border and International Data Flows/Transfers

Venue : TBC

Event Start Date : Friday 14 January 2022

Event End Date : Friday 14 January 2022

Event Start Time : 02:30 pm

Event End Time : 03:30 pm

Registration Start Date : Friday 17 December 2021

Registration End Date : Friday 14 January 2022

Objectives of the session:
  • An overview and understanding of global trends and developments in international data flows/transfers
  • Participate and engage in robust discussions on interoperability and challenges

Programme Outline


2.30pm -         Intro and Welcome (Darren Chng, Co-Chair of DPPC Chapter, SCCA)

2.35pm -         Opening Remarks (Yeong Zee Kin, Deputy Commissioner, PDPC)

2.40pm -         Sharing on international developments in CBDF/data transfers/interoperability, mechanisms and tools (Wong Wai San, Senior Manager, Policy, PDPC)

2.50pm -         Discussion on data sharing/transfers; mechanism, challenges domestically anD internationally, support/help needed

3.30pm -         End of Programme


YEONG Zee Kin 

Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)

As Deputy Commissioner of PDPC, Zee Kin oversees the development, administration and enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (2012). His key responsibilities include managing the formulation and implementation of policies relating to the protection of personal data, as well as the issuing of enforcement directions for organisational actions. As a well-regarded expert on data privacy issues, he has spearheaded various public and sector-specific activities to raise awareness and compliance in data protection, and is currently participating as an expert in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI)’s Data Governance Working Group, which addresses data protection issues at the intersection of AI development and deployment.

WONG Wai San

Senior Manager, Policy, PDPC

Wai San is Senior Manager, Policy at PDPC Singapore. She currently develops policies on issues such as enhancing cross border data flows in the ASEAN and EU regions, data breach notification and children's data protection issues. 

Prior to her current role, Wai San was part of the pioneer team that set up IMDA's TechSkills Accelerator Programme, a national talent development programme for professionals to update their skills in today's digital landscape. She was also part of the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network project, which brought fibre to every home in Singapore.

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