13 Sep '11, 8am

Feedback sought on consumer privacy framework

SINGAPORE: Consumers may soon get a protection framework for their personal data which they may share when buying products or when being subjected to telemarketing exercises. A new consumer data protection framework is now being worked out by the Ministry of Communications, Information and the Arts which will cover aspects of collection, use and processing, disclosure, retention and deletion of people's personal data. MICA says this is to ensure that there are adequate safeguards to protect consumers' personal data and promote greater trust in the private sector. It adds that the consumer protection data framework will also strengthen Singapore's overall economic competitiveness and enhance the country's status as a trusted hub and a choice location for global data management. When the law is passed in Parliament next year, organisations must justify the purpose of collect...

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