01 Feb '18, 9am

Majority of responses 'supportive' of mandatory data breach notification: PDPC

SINGAPORE: The first in a series of public consultations on the review of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) closed on Thursday (Feb 1), and the majority of the 68 responses received were "supportive" of the proposed mandatory breach notification regime. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) released its response to the public consultation on Thursday, and found that the majority agreed with its approach to strike a reasonable balance between the need for organisations to collect, use and disclose personal data and individuals' right to the protection of their personal data. The agency had announced its proposed changes last July , stating that the notifications be mandatory only when there is a risk of impact or harm for the customers. Organisations will also be required to notify PDPC of such instances or when there is a "significant scale of breach", such ...

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