Personal Data Protection Week 2022

Singapore Privacy Week July 18 - 22, 2022


This July, the Future of Privacy Forum will be participating in several events during Personal Data Protection Commission Singapore’s (PDPC) Personal Data Protection Week, including an FPF and PDPC-hosted panel on July 21.

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is the country’s main authority when it comes to issues of relevance regarding personal data protection, and represents the Singapore Government on the international stage on data protection issues. Every year, Singapore’s PDPC hosts Personal Data Protection Week meant for robust discussions on the latest developments in data protection and use of data tech. View the full agenda here.

Join FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky, VP for Global Privacy Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, and Managing Director of FPF APAC, Josh Lee Kok Thong during Singapore’s Data Privacy Week. Take a look below to get more details on these events.





4:30 pm –
5:30 pm SGT

July 18, 2022

Operationalising AI Governance in Organisations: Why, What and How

Learn more at the link.

April Chin, Strategic Partnerships Lead, Aicadium

Josh Lee Kok Thong, Managing Director (APAC), Future of Privacy Forum

Lee Wan Sie, Director, AI and Data Innovation, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore

9:30 am –
12:00 pm SGT

July 21, 2022

Data Sovereignty, Data Transfers, and Data Protection – Impact on AI and Immersive Tech

by Future of Privacy Forum and PDPC

Panel 1: Data Localization vs International Data Transfers

Panel 2: Old Challenges of New Technologies – AI and Immersive Tech

Learn more and register at the link.

Panel 1: Data Localization vs International Data Transfers

  • Yeong Zee Kin, Deputy Commission PDPC
  • Lara Kehoe Hoffman, VP & CPO Netflix
  • Takeshige Sugimoto, Partner S&K Brussels LLP and Director DPO Association of Japan
  • Tobias Judin, Head of International Office, Norwegian DPA
  • David Hoffman, Law Professor, Duke (TBC)

Moderator: Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, VP Global Privacy, FPF

Panel 2: Old Challenges of New Technologies – AI and Immersive Tech

  • Jules Polonetsky, CEO FPF
  • Raina Yeung, Head of Privacy and Data Policy Engagement, Meta Inc.
  • Simon Chesterman, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Singapore National University
  • Marcus Bartley Johns, Asia Regional Director Government Affairs & Public Policy, Microsoft

Moderator: Josh Lee, Managing Director, FPF APAC

3:00 pm –
3:30 pm SGT

July 22, 2022

TechLaw.Fest 2022

Dialogue with Mark A. Cohen and Josh Lee Kok Thong

Targeted at young legal professionals in their first 5 years of practice, this fireside chat will touch on the way in which the legal landscape is changing, and how our mindsets and approaches to what lawyering is, and who we are as legal professionals, must evolve. It is meant to inspire through real-life examples, and to be a call to action to keep the best of our traditions (integrity, empathy, commitment to excellence) while embracing new ways of ‘being’ in the legal industry. This includes openness to new types of skills and job roles, working in multi-disciplinary teams, and an attitude of client-centricity and innovative thinking.
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Josh Lee Kok Thong, Managing Director, FPF APAC

Mark A. Cohen, CEO & Founder, Legal Mosaic


Marcus Bartley Johns

Asia Regional Director Government Affairs & Public Policy, Microsoft

Marcus Bartley Johns is Asia Regional Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy for Microsoft. He works with Microsoft’s teams and the company’s stakeholders across the region to advance public policies for trusted, responsible and inclusive digital transformation. 

Before joining Microsoft, Mr Bartley Johns worked for the World Bank on digital economy and trade issues, in Singapore and Geneva. He began his career as an Australian diplomat, with assignments in Geneva at the World Trade Organization, and in Bangkok working on regional economic cooperation programs.

Simon Chesterman

Dean of the Faculty of Law, Singapore National University

Simon Chesterman is Dean and Provost’s Chair Professor of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Co-President of the Law Schools Global League.

He is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority – including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, the changing role of intelligence agencies, and the emerging role of artificial intelligence and big data. He also writes on legal education and higher education more generally and is the author of four young adult fiction novels including the Raising Arcadia trilogy.

April Chin

Strategic Partnerships Lead, Aicadium

As a Strategic Partnerships Lead at Aicadium, April drives thought leadership and opportunities in innovative AI governance approaches. She collaborates with external AI governance stakeholders such as industry, multi-stakeholder groups, academia, regulators and policy makers to develop responsible AI policies, practices and products.

Prior to Aicadium, April served in the Singapore Civil Service and Administrative Service, working with senior government officials to anticipate future disruptions for effective decision-making. She is also a Futures Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

David Hoffman

Steed Family Professor of Cybersecurity Policy, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

David Hoffman is the Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy in Duke University. He also is Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer for Intel Corporation.

Hoffman currently chairs the Civil Liberties and Privacy Panel for the Director’s Advisory Board for the US National Security Agency. He also chairs the board of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, and serves on the Advisory Boards for the Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute. Hoffman also founded and chairs the board for the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, which highlights and fosters cybersecurity and privacy academic research done in the North Carolina Research Triangle.

Tobias Judin

Head of International Office, Norwegian DPA

Tobias Judin heads the International Section at the Norwegian Data Protection Authority. He represents Norway in the European Data Protection Board, and he is a Co-Chair of the Global Privacy Assembly’s International Enforcement Working Group. He is furthermore responsible for the Norwegian Data Protection Authority’s cross-border cases and cases regarding international transfers. Tobias is a lawyer, technologist and sinologist by education.

Lara Kehoe Hoffman

VP & CPO, Netflix

Lara Kehoe Hoffman is Vice President, Data Privacy and Security (Legal) and Global Data Protection Officer at Netflix, a global streaming entertainment service available in over 190 countries. Hoffman joined Netflix in January 2015, bringing with her a passion for building and improving data protection programs, and promoting a pro-privacy culture. Lara has domain expertise in GDPR, information management, education and kids privacy, among other areas.

In her legal career Lara has represented a diverse array of clients from start-ups to multinationals in businesses ranging from technology to retail to toys. Lara attended the University of San Diego, School of Law and has a degree in Comparative Literature from Yale.

Josh Lee Kok Thong

Managing Director, APAC, Future of Privacy Forum

As a legal architect that hopes to re-shape relationships disrupted by technology, Josh is the Managing Director, Asia-Pacific of the Future of Privacy Forum. In this role, he leads a team furthering FPF’s mission of advancing data protection best practices and the trusted development and use of emerging technologies in the region.

Josh received his LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2022, where he was named to the Dean’s List for his academic achievements. Josh was also a Richard Buxbaum International Graduate Fellow and a White & Case Kathryn Aguirre Worth Scholar. An active contributor to Berkeley Law’s student body, Josh served as the LL.M. Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and co-founded B-LIT, Berkeley’s first legal innovation student organisation.

Jules Polonetsky

CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

Jules serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 200 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board composed of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on AI and Ethics, Connected Cars, Health, Research Data, Smart Communities, Ad Tech, Youth, Ed Tech, Privacy Legislation and Enforcement, and Global Data Flows.

Jules also serves as Chairman of the International Digital Accountability Council and as Co-Chairman of the Israel Tech Policy Institute.  Jules is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, published by Cambridge University Press (2018). More of his writing and research can be found at the and on Google Scholar and SSRN.

Jules’s previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney.

Jules has served on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations including TRUSTe, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Network Advertising Initiative. From 2011-2012, Jules served on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Jules is a member of The George Washington University Law School Privacy and Security Advisory Council. He also currently sits on the Advisory Boards of Open DP | Harvard University Privacy Tools Project and the California Privacy Lab (University of California).

Jules is a regular speaker at privacy and technology events and has testified or presented before Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.

Takeshige Sugimoto

Partner, S&K Brussels LLP, Director, DPO Association of Japan

Takeshige Sugimoto, Managing Director at S&K Brussels LPC, is based in Tokyo. He specializes in US, EU and Japanese data protection regulations, and his main areas of practice are: the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU e-Privacy Rules, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), US federal data privacy law, China’s Personal Information Protection Law, Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI), and global data protection compliance. 

His recent representations include his firm’s successful representation of a couple of Japanese companies in having secured approvals of both EU Controller Binding Corporate Rules (Controller BCRs) and EU Processor Binding Corporate Rules (Processor BCRs) under the GDPR from European data protection authorities. He also serves as a Director of the Japan DPO Association.

Lee Wan Sie

Director, AI and Data Innovation, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore

Working on – Building responsible AI and trusted data ecosystem in Singapore, growing women in Tech. Experienced in – tech in the public sector; digital economy strategy and policies; smart cities development.

Raina Yeung

Head of Privacy and Data Policy Engagement, Meta Inc.

Raina is the Head of Privacy and Data Policy, Engagement, APAC for Meta. She is a lawyer by training and is a former regulator, having previously worked at the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in the position of Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Legal, Policy & Research). 

Prior to joining the Hong Kong data protection authority, Raina had extensive legal in-house experience and held management positions in both Hong Kong and Shanghai. She served as the Assistant Chief Counsel – Head of Legal at Hong Kong Disneyland and was the Deputy Chief Counsel – Head of Legal at Shanghai Disney Resort during the initial construction stage of the project when she helped set up the legal function at the Shanghai Disney Resort. Raina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

VP for Global Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is the Vice President for Global Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum, where she leads the work on Global privacy developments and counsels on EU data protection law and policy, working with all FPF’s offices and partners around the world. She created and curates FPF’s Global Privacy blog series.

Gabriela currently serves as a member of the Reference Panel of the Global Privacy Assembly, and she is also a member of the Executive Committee of the ACM FAccT (Fairness, Accountability and Transparency) Conference, since 2021. She is a member of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) Working Group on Access to Platform Data, working on the creation of a Code of Conduct on access to platform data under Art. 40 of the GDPR.

As a data protection and privacy law expert, Gabriela recently testified for the FTC on data portability and for the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee on the EU’s proposed Data Governance Act.

Prior to moving to the US in 2016, she worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, being part of the team that advised the EU legislator on the GDPR during its legislative process. She dealt with both enforcement and policy matters, was a member of the EDPS litigation team appearing before the Court of Justice of the EU, as well as actively participated in the work of the Article 29 Working Party. She worked on the assessments of both the draft EU-US Privacy Shield and the draft EU-US Umbrella Agreement during her time at the EDPS and the Article 29 Working Party.

She previously served as a Program Chair (Law) for the ACM FAccT 2020 and as a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the ICDPPC 2019 Conference in Tirana. She was also a member of the Program Committee of PLSC Europe, CPDP – academic track, ACM – AIES 2020, and the ENISA Annual Privacy Forum. She served as a Project Scientist supporting the IoT Privacy Infrastructure Project within the Institute for Software Research of Carnegie Mellon University (2019 – 2020).

Yeong Zee Kin

Deputy Commission, PDPC

As Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Zee Kin oversees IMDA’s AI and Data Industry development strategy with the key responsibility in developing forward-thinking governance on AI and data in Singapore. 

In his capacity as Deputy Commissioner of PDPC, Zee Kin oversees the development, administration and enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (2012). His key responsibilities include managing the formulation and implementation of policies relating to the protection of personal data, as well as the issuing of enforcement directions for organisational actions. As a well-regarded expert on data privacy issues, he has spearheaded various public and sector-specific activities to raise awareness and compliance in data protection.