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The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (“POFMA”) was passed by ​Parliament on 8 May 2019 after a vigorous debate in Parliament. This article summarises the ambit of​ POFMA, Read more

June 19, 2019

The Guide on Active Enforcement and Guide to Managing Data Breaches 2.0 released by the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) on 22 May 2019 (collectively, the “Guides”) are the latest Read more

May 28, 2019

In a Grounds of Decision (“SingHealth-IHiS Decision”) released on 15 January 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) meted out its largest fines to date to Singapore Health Services Pte. Read more

February 1, 2019

This article is written in conjunction with AKD Benelux Lawyers, a Dutch law firm recently named Benelux law firm of the year 2018. Introduction The European Union (“EU”) General Data Read more

May 24, 2018

Introduction Since the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) came into full force, in July 2014, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) has been actively prosecuting organizations and individuals for breaches Read more

May 1, 2017

With reference to The Straits Times article on 29 August 2016, “Privacy watchdog seeks clarification on WhatsApp’s new terms”, WhatsApp’s terms and conditions have recently been updated to permit the Read more

September 1, 2016

On 11 September 2014 the Personal Data Protection Committee released advisory guidelines applicable to the education, healthcare and social services sector. These sector specific guidelines are part of the PDPC’s Read more

October 1, 2014

With the main personal data protection provisions coming into effect on 2 July 2014, we highlight some salient legal information you should know in protecting your personal data. 1.      What Read more

August 1, 2014

Introduction The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”), which applies to all private organisations that collect or process personal data in Singapore will be implemented in two phases. The first Read more

May 1, 2014