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Singapore updates 2012 Personal Data Protection Act

Singapore passed amendments to its Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) on Tuesday, in the first comprehensive review of the Act since its 2012 enactment.

The updated Act aims to strengthen consumer trust through organisational accountability as well as enhance effectiveness of enforcement, consumer autonomy and data use for innovation. Ministers believe it will allow organisations to keep pace with technological changes, and position Singapore as a key player in the digital economy.

Source: Singapore updates 2012 Personal Data Protection Act – PrivSec Report

Cloud facial verification tech used for first time in establishing national digital identity in Singapore scheme

Cloud facial verification technology has been used for the first time in a government national identity programme in Singapore.

The country’s National Digital Identity (NDI) programme, driven by Singapore’s GovTech agency, will utilise the technology in SingPass – the digital identity for Singapore residents used by four million people – as proof of ID for accessing government services online.

Source: Cloud facial verification tech used for first time in establishing national digital identity in Singapore scheme

Singapore to Test Facial Recognition on Lampposts, Stoking Privacy Fears

In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognize faces in crowds across the island-state.

The plan to install the cameras, which will be linked to facial recognition software, is raising privacy fears among security experts and rights groups. The government said the system would allow it to “perform crowd analytics” and support anti-terror operations.

Source: Singapore to Test Facial Recognition on Lampposts, Stoking Privacy Fears | World News | US News

Singapore firms unprepared for GDPR

An EY study reveals that only 10% of organisations in the city-state are ready to comply with the Europe’s new data protection regime.

With less than three months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicks in, just 10% of organisations in Singapore are ready to comply with the new European Union (EU) law.

Source: Singapore firms unprepared for GDPR

Singapore passes new Cybersecurity Bill: Here’s what you need to know before it comes into force

The Singapore Parliament passed the much discussed Cybersecurity Bill on 5 February 2018 and it is anticipated that the new law will come into force soon.  The new law creates a regulatory framework for the monitoring and reporting of cybersecurity threats to essential services in Singapore through the appointment of the Commissioner of Cybersecurity.

Source: Singapore passes new Cybersecurity Bill: Here’s what you need to know before it comes into force

Singapore finalises new Cybersecurity Act

The Cybersecurity Act will apply to organisations that are designated as operating ‘critical information infrastructure’ (CII) in Singapore. Organisations in the energy, telecoms, water, health, banking, transport and media sectors are among those that could be impacted.

Source: Singapore finalises new Cybersecurity Act

2018 global legislative predictions in privacy

Taking a look at the activities of 2017, it’s clear that the coming year will see lots of movement on the privacy front. This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup consists of contributions from around the globe on expected and potential legislation. With more than 20 entries coming in from countries and regions spanning Argentina to Zimbabwe, hopefully we’ve hit on some important upcoming developments you should have on your radar.

Source: 2018 global legislative predictions

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