FPF Announces new APAC Director, Hosts Panel for Singapore Personal Data Protection Week 2022

As part of this year’s Personal Data Protection Week in Singapore, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) — a global non-profit focused on data privacy, data protection and emerging technology policy — will host “Data Sovereignty, Data Transfers and Data Protection – Impact on AI and Immersive Tech” on July 21, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. GMT+8.

The panel will feature FPF’s recently appointed Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, Josh Lee Kok Thong, who will discuss principles, practices, and policies to help businesses elevate their data governance practices and build trust in the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Lee joins FPF after working at the Personal Data Protection Commission Singapore (PDPC) for three years, where he helped draft Singapore’s Model AI Governance Framework and worked on the country’s strategy in AI governance. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar, a former international arbitration practitioner, and a former Assistant Director for Legal Policy in Singapore’s Ministry of Law. 

Additionally, Lee co-founded LawTech.Asia, Singapore’s foremost publication on legal technology, as well as the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA). Lee is also a Research Affiliate in the Singapore Management University’s Centre for AI and Data Governance and a Voting Member of the IEEE Standards Association. For his work, he was identified as one of Asia’s Top 30 Persons to Watch in the business of law (Asia Law Portal, 2019). 

As Managing Director for APAC, he and his team will drive

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