20 Nov '11, 12am

Protection for your personal data with new law - Straits Times

By Daryl Chin and Irene Tham, Technology Correspondent It is common for security guards at condominiums or other buildings to ask visitors to hand over their identity cards to gain entry. The practice likely started out as a safeguard in case a visitor commits a crime or sabotage. Some building owners record a visitor's name, contact details and identity card number in a log book or computer system, while others hold on to the card in exchange for a visitor's pass. But tweaks to this system will be needed once a new data protection law kick in, which could be as early as next year. The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) told The Sunday Times this consumer privacy law - primarily to deter irresponsible marketers - will also apply to commercial and private building owners. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments...

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