Foundations of Privacy and Data Protection

With the ever-growing number of data protection laws and regulations, privacy responsibilities can land on almost anyone’s desk with no warning or training.

This course provides ready-to-go knowledge for staff at any level of your organisation to put to work immediately, even without becoming fully trained privacy professionals.

This introductory course allows organisations to cultivate in-house privacy knowledge in operational areas with growing privacy responsibilities, such as marketing, human resources, technology and finance. The course modules can integrate with corporate learning management systems for easy inclusion into existing training programmes.

At the same time, this course provides a foundation for learners to take the next step in pursuing our CIPM, CIPP/E or CIPT courses, which will further prepare learners for the respective IAPP certification examinations. 

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Course Details

Course Dates: 

29 - 30 August 2024
Closing date: 18 August 2024

Course Dates:

28 - 29 November 2024
Closing date: 17 November 2024

1.5 days, 9am-5pm 


Who Should Attend

  • Employees in organisations who need to handle personal data 

  • Anyone who is interested in understanding privacy and data protection 


  • GCE O-Level and above

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

This comprehensive training course quickly teaches privacy fundamentals to groups and individuals. It provides a practical understanding of basic principles and is excellent preparation for advanced IAPP training and certification testing. It is the first step towards building the credentials needed to join the fast-growing privacy profession.

Day 1
  • Key Privacy Concepts
  • Fair Information Practices (FIPs)
  • The Data Life Cycle
  • Models for Data Protection Regulation
  • Case Studies
Day 2
  • Major Privacy and Data Protection Laws
  • Case Studies
  • Emerging Topics
  • Online assessment

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST.


Wong Kar Hong
Founder and Chief Consulting Officer, Young Technology Consulting Pte Ltd

Kar Hong is the Founder and CEO of Young Technology Consulting Pte Ltd which specialises in data privacy and protection. As an official training partner of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), his company has trained many Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in IAPP certification courses such as CIPM, CIPP and CIPT (Certified Information Manager / Professional / Technologist). Besides the IAPP certification courses, Kar Hong has developed and taught advanced data protection courses in Privacy Engineering and hands-on DPO workshop for Thailand and China, respectively.
Being a strong advocate for mid-career transition to the emerging job roles in data protection, Kar Hong has given many public, pro-bono talks, in both Chinese and English, on data protection and career transition to data protection for organisations such as the National Library, SME Centre @SCCCI, NUS, and SkillsFuture Singapore.
Kar Hong studied at the University of Pennsylvania, under a scholarship from National Computer Board of Singapore. He graduated with summa cum laude with dual degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Economics. He also has a MSc in Bioinformatics from NTU and a MSc in Management of Technology from NUS. As an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), he is certified in IAPP CIPM, CIPP/E and CIPT.

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

SUTD will have to claim the full course fee from participant who is unable to fulfil the SSG funding requirements stated below.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

SUTD Privacy Statement

For more information on SUTD's privacy statement, please visit

SUTD Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

Learn more about the available payment modes.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit SkillsFuture website at

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at

Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit

Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

E-mail to MOE at

Click here for MOE website.