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Singapore's data protection commission appoints new commissioner

The Personal Data Protection Commission and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will soon have a new Commissioner and Chief Executive respectively. 

As Commissioner of the PDPC since January 2017, Mr Tan Kiat How will be stepping down from this role. Amongst his numerous achievements, he was at the helm of the commission's development of the Model AI Governance Framework, the launch of Singapore's Data Protection Trustmark and participation in the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System.

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, currently Deputy Chief Executive (Development) of IMDA, has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of IMDA and Commissioner of PDPC. Mr Lew brings with him a vast amount of experience. He was previously the Chief of Navy, and had also served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry as Director in the Research and Enterprise Division. He will build on IMDA and PDPC’s efforts in developing a thriving and inclusive digital future for Singapore and begins his new role on 20 June 2020.


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