Singapore PDPC Issues Data Portability Discussion Paper

Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission, in collaboration with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, issued a discussion paper on data portability. Data portability is the right of individuals to obtain copies of their data from companies that hold them and to instruct those companies to transmit their data to other companies. The Paper is intended to provide a framework for discussions of the effects and operational considerations related to data portability, with a view to informing future consultations concerning Singapore's potential adoption of a data portability right.

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Data breach by SingHealth and IHiS

In what it called "the worst breach of personal data in Singapore's history", the Personal Data Protection Commission imposed penalties of S$250,000 on Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd and S$750,000 on Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd after a hacker exfiltrated almost 1.5 million patients' personal data and 159,000 patients' outpatient prescription records.

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Australia Bill Proposes Broad Access to Communications Data

The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced into Australia's Parliament on 20 September 2018. As proposed, the Bill would significantly enhance the powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and other law enforcement agencies to access information held by providers of communications services and equipment.

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Singapore Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Data Protection 2018

OrionW recently contributed to the Singapore Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Data Protection 2018 (ICLG Data Protection Guide 2018). The ICLG Data Protection Guide 2018 is a practical multi-jurisdictional guide that provides a cross-border overview of key data protection laws and regulations.

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OrionW Contribution to the Singapore Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG): Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018

OrionW has recently contributed to the Singapore Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018 (ICLG Telecoms Guide 2018). The ICLG Telecoms Guides 2018 is a multi-jurisdictional guide that provides you with a practical cross-border overview of telecoms, media and internet laws and regulations.

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