Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act requires that every organisation must designate at least one individual as its data protection officer, and must make such DPO's business contact information publicly available.
With effect from 28 March 2020, business entities that are registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) can choose to register, and update, their DPO's business contact information on ACRA's BizFile portal, accessible at: https://www.bizfile.gov.sg/
Whilst it is not mandatory to register an organisation's DPO with ACRA, doing so will satisfy the organisation's accountability obligation to make available its DPO's business contact information to the public.
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While the PDPA does not require the mandatory registration of a company’s DPO, it requires the DPO’s BCI to be made available to the public. Given that ACRA BizFile+ is generally accessible by the public, a company that registers its DPO in the BizFile⁺ would have met this obligation of the PDPA.