Straits Interactive, AIM sign MOA on certificate program to enhance Data Privacy and Data Protection skillsets  

Straits Interactive and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) today entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to deliver data privacy and data protection certificate programs in the Philippines.

A co-delivered Data Protection Officer Program, under the School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (SEELL), will be rolled out in April  2022.

Together, the joint initiative aims to provide a robust course design on data privacy and data protection to equip Data Protection Officers and other privacy professionals with the skills needed to empower organizations to build trust and create a culture of data privacy and compliance.

AIM is also joining the Data Protection Excellence (DPEX) Network, a virtual community for data protection excellence where organizations, institutions of higher learning, and certification bodies come together to promote and advocate for enhanced data privacy and data protection in the ASEAN region.

Growing Awareness in the ASEAN region 

Straits Interactive and AIM will be focusing on data privacy and data protection education and training initiatives to further increase public awareness and support the development of the organization’s capability, skills, and competency in the areas of data privacy and data protection.

Dr Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean, AIM said, “Data privacy and data protection are fast becoming  one of the most important concerns of many organizations, and we are very pleased to be  partnering with Straits Interactive to offer these cutting edge programs.”

Kevin Shepherdson, CEO, Straits Interactive, said, “We are excited to partner with AIM, an institution with more than 54 years of academic experience in imparting and enhancing knowledge and skills to diverse audiences in businesses, government, and regulatory sectors. With our regional leadership  in data protection, we hope to bring more of such courses to upskill data protection and governance  professionals in the Philippines.”

Further information about the courses can be found on both the AIM website and the  DPEX Network website

In addition to AIM, other supporting organizations include SMU Academy, EXIN, the International  Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), National Privacy Commission (NPC) Philippines, OCEG,  Service Works, Xynexis, and law firms Follosco, Morallos, Herce, and Lyn Boxall LLC.

More information about DPEX Network can be found at