PDPA & Employment Act Amendments

Learn how to enhance your employment practices to comply with the upcoming PDPA on 2 July 2014 and the implications of the recent Employment Act amendments effected on 1 April 2014.

The new Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) imposes numerous obligations and minimum standards in relation to data protection that all organisations in Singapore must observe. Pertinently, the main provisions of the PDPA will come into full force on 2 July 2014. 
The seminar introduces recommended actions to be adopted by organizations in order to ensure compliance with the PDPA. In particular, this seminar focus on how the PDPA applies to Human Resource (“HR”) practices. The PDPA impacts on data gathered during recruitment, employee personal records held with you, staff performance appraisal information, attendance records and management of alumni relations. Learn how HR activities may need to be structured to comply with the PDPA
Similarly, the Employment Act (“EA”) amendments effected on 1 April 2014 in Singapore require employers to update their terms of employment to keep pace and comply. Further review is also underway to amend the Industrial Relations Act. How effective are these legislative measures and what is the rationale behind the recent amendments? How are these amendments impacting you as an employer?


Lionel Tan

Equity Partner, Intellectual Property Practice,
Rajah and Tann

Lionel started out his career in law as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and concurrently held the appointment of Assistant Director of the Computer Information & Systems Department of the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Since joining private practice he has been involved in various high profile commercial and criminal litigation cases and has advised clients on a wide spectrum of commercial and criminal matters.


Chia Boon Cher

Advisor, Virtual HR

With over 3 decades of experience, Virtual HR inhouse consultant Mr Chia Boon Cher had over 16 years of experience in the Ministry of Manpower before he joined the private sector in 1990. At the Ministry, he held various appointments including Enforcement Officer (Labour Inspectorate), Assistant Director (Conciliation) and the Registrar of Trade Unions.


When and Where?

16 May 2014
8.30 am to 12.00 noon
National Library Building, Imagination Room, Level 5