08 Nov '17, 3pm

Singapore moots stricter use of national ID, bill to ease data-sharing within government

The Singapore government is reviewing guidelines to limit the use of national identification numbers and has introduced a new bill to ease data-sharing within the public sector. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) said it was looking to revise advisory guidelines in the country's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) that pertained specifically to the collection, use, and disclosure of NRIC numbers. Singapore's proposed cybersecurity bill should put many on notice Questions remain over the kinds of services that will require a license and government officials' liability, but the proposed legislation is clear in one thing--that cybersecurity must now be a top priority for any business operating critical infrastructures in Singapore. Read More Unique to each Singapore resident, these numbers currently were used widely to facilitate various functions including gainin...

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