Proposed changes to Singapore's data protection law seek stiffer penalties for info leaks

15 May, 2020
Proposed changes to Singapore's data protection law seek stiffer penalties for info leaks

What are your views on the proposed changes to the PDPA in Singapore?
Basically, it is proposing

- Fines of up to 10% of annual gross turnover or $1m, whichever is higher, for data breach

- Mandating organisations to notify PDPC of a data breach that involves 500 or more individuals, or that is likely to result in harm to affected individuals, as well as to notify the affected individuals themselves.

- Enabling individuals to request a copy of their personal data to be transmitted to another organisation under a new Data Portability Obligation, so that users can switch service providers easily.

-  Enabling organisations to collect, use or disclose personal data for "legitimate interests" - including the creation of a blacklist.

MCI AND PDPC LAUNCH ONLINE PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION (AMENDMENT) BILL 2020



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