16 Feb '11, 10pm

Government to introduce data protection law early next year

Singapore - Relief may finally be in sight for consumers who are fed up with their personal data being flogged to private companies. The Government will introduce a data protection law early next year, some seven years after a review of the Republic's data protection regime was initiated. The timeline was given by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew in a written reply to Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Lee Bee Wah's parliamentary query which was tabled during Monday's Parliament session. The minister added the proposed law is intended to "curb excessive and unnecessary collection of individuals' personal data by businesses, and include requirements such as obtaining the consent of individuals to disclose their personal information". While it is not illegal to solicit personal data or to telemarket, concern has grown over data privacy - specifically how dat...

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