SMU Academy and Straits Interactive Launch New Advanced Certificate in Data Governance Systems

The program will address data governance issues exacerbated by the pandemic and the shortage of qualified data protection officers

A wide range of course modules will deepen knowledge on the new ASEAN data management framework, managing data protection audits and mobile applications

Singapore, March 25, 2022 – The Singapore Management University (SMU) professional education arm, SMU Academy, and Straits Interactive have announced a new Advanced Certificate in Data Governance Systems that addresses data governance issues exacerbated by the pandemic and shortage of managers qualified in data protection. The program is expected to start in May 2022.

Program modules

The goal of this advanced certificate is to help individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) solve the most pressing data challenges in today’s post-pandemic world. The program includes the following modules, which can be taken in any order:

Digital Data Governance Frameworks and Standards

Data protection risks and audit management

Mobile apps: Privacy by Design and Design Thinking

Concepts and principles of records management in today’s digital environment

Implementation of an ISO37301 compliance management system

Implementation of the ISO27701 confidential information management standard

Preparing SMBs for Data Governance Management

Jack Lim, Executive Director of SMU Academy, said, “In line with Singapore’s goal of being a trusted business hub, the new advanced certificate prepares SMEs to effectively govern data and thrive in a global ecosystem. digital based on trust and accountability in the post-COVID-19 era. Combined with the existing data protection courses we offer, SMU Academy now provides the most comprehensive adult learning roadmap for data protection managers and professionals in Singapore.

Participants who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in Data Governance Systems, along with the existing Advanced Certificate in Data Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) will receive an Advanced Diploma in Data Governance and Management by Singapore Management University .

Data protection monitoring

Kevin Shepherdson, CEO of Straits Interactive, said, “Straits Interactive is proud to once again partner with SMU Academy to help improve data protection skills in Singapore, taking into account the latest innovations and developments in the region. As we enter the post-pandemic phase, this new advanced certificate takes data protection skills to the next level towards data governance, covering specific areas such as compliance management systems, mobile applications, data protection audits and records management.

SMU Academy strives to prepare Singapore’s workforce with the skills and professional resilience required for today’s rapidly changing world, especially in a post-pandemic world. The Data Ethics and AI Governance Frameworks module of the Advanced Certificate in GRC was the first in Singapore to cover data ethics. The “Mobile Apps: Privacy by Design & Design Thinking” module will also be the first in Singapore to cover Design Thinking and mobile apps.

With the launch of the Advanced Certificate in Data Governance Systems, SMU Academy and Program Partner, Straits Interactive now offers over 25 data protection-related courses.

To date, these programs have recorded more than 8,000 registrations, covering the following specializations:

Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Principles

Advanced Certificate in Data Protection Operational Excellence

Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk Management and Data Compliance

Personal Data Protection Practitioner Certificate

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