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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Broad Comparison of the PDPA’s Consent and Exceptions to Consent Provisions with EU GDPR’s Six Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data
  • 02/04/2021

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Broad Comparison of the PDPA’s Consent and Exceptions to Consent Provisions with EU GDPR’s Six Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data

Broad Comparison of the PDPA's Consent and Exceptions to Consent Provisions with EU GDPR's Six Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data This infographic provides a broad comparison between the EU GDPR’s legal bases for processing of personal data, with the…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Undertaking by StarMed Specialist Centre Pte Ltd
  • 19/02/2021

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Undertaking by StarMed Specialist Centre Pte Ltd

The Personal Data Protection Commission (the “Commission”) received a data breach notification on 7 February 2020 from StarMed Specialist Centre Pte Ltd (“StarMed”), informing that ransomware had infected one of its servers and encrypted a database containing 373 patients’ personal…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ASEAN Data Management Framework and Model Contractual Clauses on Cross Border Data Flows
  • 26/01/2021

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ASEAN Data Management Framework and Model Contractual Clauses on Cross Border Data Flows

On 22 January 2021, the 1st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN) approved the ASEAN Data Management Framework (DMF) and Model Contractual Clauses for Cross Border Data Flows (MCCs). The initiatives were developed by the Working Group…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: new decisions of the Commission of the 14th of Januray 2021
  • 15/01/2021

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: new decisions of the Commission of the 14th of Januray 2021

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) publishes decisions relating to organisations that are found to have contravened the data protection provisions under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). These decisions provide valuable insights and lessons so that organisations can implement…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: A Guide to Job Redesign in the Age of AI Now Available
  • 10/12/2020

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: A Guide to Job Redesign in the Age of AI Now Available

In collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the PDPC have released Singapore’s first guide that helps companies manage AI’s impact on employees, and…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: New Commission’s Decisions on 3 August 2020
  • 10/11/2020

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: New Commission’s Decisions on 3 August 2020

Eight organisations were found in breach of the PDPA. Financial penalties amounting to $47,000 were issued to The Central Depository (Pte) Limited, MDIS Corporation and Singapore Accountancy Commission for breach of the Protection obligation. Also, for breaching the Protection obligation,…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Building Data Management Capabilities in the Social Services Sector
  • 30/10/2020

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Building Data Management Capabilities in the Social Services Sector

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the PDPC are collaborating with National Council of Social Service (NCSS) to build data management capabilities in the social services sector through Data Protection-as-a-Service (DPaaS). DPaaS is an alternative for organisations to outsource…

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BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: new decision of the Commission the 16 October 2020
  • 19/10/2020

BY THE SINGAPOREAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: new decision of the Commission the 16 October 2020

Financial penalties of $18,000 were issued to COURTS, Vimalakirti Buddhist Center and Tanah Merah Country Club for breaching the data protection obligation, and notices were issued to MRI Diagnostics, Horizon Fast Ferry and Chan Brothers Travel. Similarly, instructions were given…

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