Review of Recent PDPC Decisions - March 2020

March 2020 decisions of the Personal Data Protection Commission emphasise the importance of complying with data protection obligations under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. This includes appointing a Data Privacy Officer and putting into place data protection policies and security arrangements for the protection of personal data. In addition, data controllers must ensure that its data intermediaries will comply with the provisions of the PDPA.

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Collecting Personal Data for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The Personal Data Protection Commission released an Advisory stating that organisations may collect the personal data of its visitors, including the visitor's National Registration Identification Card or passport number, without consent if used only for contact tracing and other emergency response measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Recent PDPC Decisions - February 2020

Recent decisions of the Personal Data Protection Commission once again emphasise the importance of security measures to protect personal data in any organisation's possession or control. Measures should include comprehensive security testing and anticipating likely scenarios such as coding errors, vulnerability or cyber-attacks.

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Indonesia Implements E-Commerce Regulations

Indonesian authorities recently passed a new law on the regulation of E-Commerce activities that covers a broad scope of market players. The new law requires entities to obtain an e-commerce business licence and comply with personal data protection standards, among other requirements. Foreign Business Actors with a customer base in Indonesia may also face taxation or additional regulatory implications under this new law.

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Key Announcements in Singapore FinTech Festival 2019

Singapore FinTech Festival 2019, held from 11 to 15 November 2019, was attended by over 60,000 people from about 140 countries. During the festival, Singapore's regulatory authorities made several key announcements on projects and national strategies that are currently being undertaken to benefit and enhance Singapore's financial technology (FinTech) industry, including initiatives in FinTech investments, technology innovation collaboration, artificial intelligence projects and cybersecurity cooperation.

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