13 Sep '11, 8am

Public feedback on consumer data protection law needed - TODAYonline

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) is calling for public feedback on the framework and implementation of the proposed consumer data protection law. The law is expected to be introduced for consideration by Parliament early next year. The public consultation exercise will take place online from today to Oct 25. The areas of consultation will cover whether data of the deceased will need to be protected, as well as penalties involved. Singapore currently has no general law governing data protection and this law, while designed to protect consumers, will balance the need for businesses who want to use data for legitimate purposes. MICA also hopes that this framework will strengthen Singapore as a trusted hub for businesses looking to set up data management companies here. One example is the fast-growing cloud computing industry. Singapo...

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