PDPA Update: Can businesses collect my NRIC number, or retain my NRIC?
Business,Data Protection

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article aims to provide an overview of the NRIC advisory guidelines[1] that is effective on 1 September 2019 (“New Guidelines”) under the Personal Data Protection Act[2] (“PDPA”) and the practical issues that organisations may encounter in relation to the New Guidelines.   An overview of the PDPA and the New Guidelines  The PDPA and what it […]

The Case of “I did not know that I needed a Personal Data Protection Policy in My Organisation”
Business,Business Advice,Data Protection

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe “I did not know!” Defence and “Do I really need not have A Personal Data Protection Policy in My Organisation, I didn’t think I needed it”? That is exactly what the management of “Bud Cosmetics Pte Ltd” (“Bud Cosmetics”) told the Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission in Re Bud Cosmetics Pte Ltd [2019] […]

Guide to Data Privacy: Considerations for Companies (Part 2 of 2)
Business,Business Advice,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn this two part series, Lawyer Yeong WanHsi discusses the various data protection regimes which have been implemented across the globe, the types of protection that they provide and  the legal considerations which companies should bear in mind. In the second part of this series, WanHsi elaborates on the various data privacy policies and data […]

Guide to Data Privacy: Primer (Part 1 of 2)
Business,Business Advice,Cybersecurity,Legal Updates,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this two part series, Lawyer Yeong WanHsi discusses the various data protection regimes which have been implemented across the globe, the types of protection that they provide and  the legal considerations which companies should bear in mind. In the first part of this series, she compares the European Union’s GDPR with Singapore’s PDPA and […]

10 Frequently Asked Questions on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 5 minutesLawyer Lau Kah Mei shares 10 frequently asked questions on the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”). Question 1: Can I take a photograph of a specific person for my firm’s marketing purposes without getting his consent? No, because among other obligations, the data protection provisions in the PDPA would require the photographer to first obtain […]