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Breach disclosure 'inevitable' for S'pore data protection law: While this area will not be covered in Singapore'...

SINGAPORE--Public disclosure and notification of companies' security breaches will "inevitably" be part of discussions in future amendments to Singapore's upcoming Data Protection Act, as the country looks to keep in line with more mature jurisdictions. In an interview with ZDNet Asia on Thursday, Ilias Chantzos, Symantec's senior director of government affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan, observed that notification of security breaches by companies is already a part of several jurisdictions such as with the European data protection and America's data protection directive. Data protection laws of these countries are more "mature" as they have been around for some time, said the executive, who was in town to speak at Governmentware 2012. As Singapore is relatively new with its data protection bill not officially enacted yet , it will definitel...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/breach-disclosure-inevitable-for-spo...

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