07 Aug '18, 10pm

Government #DataProtection meets PDPA standards

We refer to the report, "Call for data protection rules to apply to public sector " (Aug 1). We agree that governments should be held to high standards for the protection of the data it collects from citizens and businesses. In Singapore, while the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) does not extend to the Government, the Government's data protection standards are aligned with, if not more stringent than, the requirements in the PDPA. We have strict cyber security measures to safeguard the data we collect. Government agencies undergo regular and mandatory audits for compliance to data governance protocols and security of information and communications technology (ICT) systems for protection of personal data. We have implemented measures, such as Internet surfing separation on government systems, which are not required in the PDPA. These measures show how seriously the Gove...

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