[SSG CIRCULAR/RPD/2019/4]: CLARIFICATIONS ON THE ADVISORY GUIDELINES ON THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT (PDPA) AND APPLICATION TO SSG-FUNDED TRAINING PROVIDERS
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[SSG CIRCULAR/RPD/2019/4]: CLARIFICATIONS ON THE ADVISORY GUIDELINES ON THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT (PDPA) AND APPLICATION TO SSG-FUNDED TRAINING PROVIDERS

14 Oct 2019

Dear Training Providers,

This circular is to provide clarity on the advisory guidelines on the PDPA and application to SSG-funded Training Providers (TPs).

2. SSG issued a circular on 1 Aug 2019, informing all SSG-funded TPs that they may continue to ask trainees, who are applying for SkillsFuture funding, to provide their physical NRICs for the purpose of identification (see Annex A). We wish to re-iterate that the collection of trainees’ NRIC number and other personal details are for the purpose of verifying the authenticity of trainees’ identity and proper governance of training grant disbursement (including audit checks). The circular does not exempt TPs from complying with the PDPA in its entirety, or the Data Protection Provisions (as referred to in the Advisory Guidelines On the Personal Data Protection Act for NRIC and Other National Identification Numbers).

3. TPs may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) published by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) on its website at www.ifaq.gov.sg/pdpc/, should there be any further concerns on the applicability of the aforementioned Guidelines.

4. This is an automatically generated message, please do not reply to this email as your queries will not be answered. Should you require any clarification, please contact us at 6785 5785 or our feedback portal at https://portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/feedback.

5. Thank you.



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