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Charmian understands the strategic value that technology and data use can unlock. With a 15 year track record and counting under her belt, Charmian's practice focuses on navigating the increasingly complex, evolving and diverse legal landscape in the Asia Pacific.


  • National University of Singapore, 2005, LL.B., (Hons)

  • Singapur

  • Fellow of Information Privacy and member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • 2016 to 2019 - Chair, Singapore KnowledgeNet Chapter, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Singapore for Media Law, 2022
  • Listed as an expert in Who’s Who Legal: Data
  • Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Singapore Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Domestic, 2019-2021
  • Recognised as one of one of ‘40 Under 40’ data attorneys in the world, Global Data Review (2018)
  • Recognised as “equipped, proactive and approachable”, Asialaw Profiles 2018
  • Ranked as ‘Most Highly Regarded Individual’ in Who’s Who Legal: TMT and recognised for her reputation for “excellence and achievement” founded on her “extensive experience”, and praised for the “breadth and depth of [her] data protection law knowledge” (2016)
  • “Recommended for corporate-related TMT [technology, media and telecommunications] and data privacy work”, The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2016)
  • Singled out as one of ‘40 Under 40’ bright legal minds in the region, Asian Legal Business (2015)
  • Recognised as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under, Singapore Business Review (2015)


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Asia (CIPP/A)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

In the News

  •  25 January 2020 “Your data, my business” The Business Times Weekend
  • 28 May 2019 “Singapore commission proposes new data portability rules” Global Data Review 
  • 25 April 2019 “Singapore commission clarifies reasonable security standards” Global Data Review
  • 26 January 2019 “Singapore to introduce data portability requirement” Global Data Review  
  • 15 January 2019 “Record fines for SingHealth data breach” Global Data Review
  • 11 January 2019 “Poor security awareness caused SingHealth breach, report says” Global Data Review
  • 19 December 2018 “Singapore data watchdog issues flurry of fines” Global Data Review
  • 29 November 2018 “Singapore watchdog warns on social media use” Global Data Review
  • 16 November 2018 “Singapore to set up regulatory sandbox” Global Data Review