Zee Kin is presently the Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group) of the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). His scope of work includes developing forward-thinking governance on AI and data, driving a pipeline of AI talent, promoting industry adoption of AI and data analytics, as well as building specific AI and data science capabilities in Singapore.
Zee Kin concurrently holds the appointment of Deputy Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), and oversees the 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. Zee Kin also oversaw the development of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act, as well as the proposed amendments to the Act in 2020.
Zee Kin is an internationally recognized expert on AI ethics. He is currently a member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE AI). In 2019, Mr Yeong was a member of the AI Group of Experts at the OECD (AIGO), which developed the OECD Principles on AI. These principles have been endorsed by the G20 in 2019. He was also an observer participant at the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI, which fulfilled its mandate in June 2020.
Zee Kin is also a well-regarded expert on data privacy issues. He has contributed to publications on legal issues relating to data privacy, and has spoken at many well-recognised international and domestic platforms on this topic. He is currently participating as an expert in the Global Partnership on AI(GPAI)’s Data Governance Working Group, which addresses data protection issues at the intersection of AI development and deployment.
In addition, Zee Kin has spoken and published in areas relating to electronic evidence and intellectual property, as well as legal issues relating to Blockchain and AI deployment. Formerly a partner in Rajah & Tann LLP's iTec (intellectual property, technology, entertainment and communications) practice group, his experience as a Technology, Media and Telecommunications lawyer spans both public and private sector.