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Manager/ Senior Manager (Tech Policy), Data Innovation & Protection Group

Agency: Info-communications Media Development Authority
Job no.: 537375
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications

Info-communications Media Development Authority ( offers a rewarding career that gives you a front seat in the fast-changing infocomm media sector, where technology and content are shaping the way people view the world more than ever.

We offer a wide range of opportunities, where talented individuals and teams can make a difference. Whether you are developing a telecommunications policy affecting consumers or spearheading a scheme to nurture budding media talents, each member of IMDA contributes towards driving innovation, enhancing productivity for economic growth, and improving the quality of life for all Singaporeans.

As a statutory board in the Ministry of Communications and Information, IMDA promotes and regulates the infocomm and media sectors.

Manager/ Senior Manager (Tech Policy), Data Innovation & Protection Group

We would like to invite independent and self-motivated individual who has keen interest in contributing to the growth of a trusted environment and consumer confidence for Singapore’s data economy and enhance Singapore’s international standing as a trusted data hub to join the Data Innovation & Protection Group.


The individual is required to assist with ICT system reviews for enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as well as formulate technology-related policy positions to support the PDPA. The latter includes developing technology guidance for organisations to facilitate compliance with the PDPA and ensure a robust, forward-looking data protection regime that safeguards individuals’ interests while enabling legitimate and innovative uses of data and technologies.



  • Formulate, review and update technology-related policy positions, frameworks, advisory guides, strategies and other related resources relating to data and the protection of personal data.
  • Undertake research and studies on key local and international trends, developments and good practices relating to technology-related data and the protection of personal data which may have policy implications on Singapore’s data strategies and data protection framework.
  • Plan and conduct consultations with key stakeholders (public, industry, government agencies) on technology-related policy positions and address stakeholders’ feedback in the review and formulation of these policies.
  • Provide technology-related policy positions for PDPC’s guidance to the industry, Government agencies, investigation cases, public and media queries.
  • Conduct ICT security review and assessment, and provide technical consultancy to support PDPC’s data breach investigations and prosecution of non-compliance to the PDPA
  • Provide expert opinion in intra-agency and inter-agency development of ICT security guidelines, publications, and training material pertaining to the personal data protection
  • Collaborate with foreign data protection authorities (DPAs) or relevant government/public agencies on matters relating to technology-related data protection policies.



(A) Background

  • Background in relevant technical, law and/or public policy disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration or Law.
  • Professional certification in data forensics, data analytics, data protection, cybersecurity will be an advantage Professional certification in data forensics, data analytics, data protection, cybersecurity will be an advantage


(B) Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in public policy making, policies in global IT firms and/or IT governance roles in global IT firms. Regulatory or legislative development experience in the government will be an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of local and international standards on data protection technologies, information security and digital forensics
  • Some experience and understanding of international laws and diplomacy would be advantageous.



(C) Other Key Areas of Consideration

  • Self-motivated individual with high degree of personal initiative, flexibility and positive attitude to adapt to dynamic scope of activities
  • High EQ with the ability to effectively interact with key stakeholders and other internal or external teams
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to pick up general knowledge of new technologies
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, ability to write clearly and concisely.

Ability to work independently and as a team player.

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