Register your Data Protection Officer via ACRA’s BizFile+

July 24, 2020

In today’s fast moving digital world, organisations are collecting more data today than a decade ago. The ability to utilise such data is no longer a competitive advantage, but a core business competency. The managing of data, in particular personal data is important, as a prudent data protection strategy build trust with stakeholders like your customers, employees and trading partners.

Under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), organisations are required to develop and implement policies and practices to meet their personal data protection obligations. Designating at least one individual as the organisation’s DPO, and making available the DPO’s business contact information (BCI), which is mandatory under the PDPA, will help your organisation along this journey.

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) collaborated with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) to develop an eService to enable business entities registered with ACRA (including sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and companies) to register and update their DPO’s BCI via ACRA’s BizFile+ portal using their CorpPass accounts.

With this collaboration, the PDPC will no longer accept registrations and updates of DPO BCI via its web-forms.

To register your DPO, login to ACRA’s BizFile+ portal (www.bizfile.gov.sg) using your CorpPass account and select eServices > Others > 3. Register/ Update Data Protection Officer(s).

For more information, you can PDPC at info@pdpc.gov.sg