SMEs to receive PDPA legal advice

SMEs to receive PDPA legal advice

SINGAPORE - The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Legal Advice Scheme aims to provide legal advice, at a fixed charge, to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) regarding their compliance with the PDPA.

This scheme is administered by the Law Society of Singapore (LSS) and will take effect from June 1.

Following this, SMEs will be able to seek basic legal advice during a one-hour consultation with a lawyer assigned by the LSS on their compliance with the PDPA.

During the consultation, lawyers will review a PDPA checklist with SMEs, assess whether the SME has complied with the PDPA and if necessary, provide preliminary advice on whether there should be additional legal services.

SMEs will have to pay a fixed charge of $500 if additional legal services beyond the scope of the consultation are required.

From June 1, SMEs interested in applying for the Scheme may call 6530 0247 or email pdpa_legal_advice@lawsoc.org.sg.

Enquiries to PDPC, SME Centres or trade associations requesting for such legal assistance may also be referred to the LSS.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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