Magazine article Information Management

Singapore Commission Emphasizes Accountability in Data Protection

Magazine article Information Management

Singapore Commission Emphasizes Accountability in Data Protection

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In November, Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) released protection management guides for organizations that collect, use, and disclose personal data, with the goal of helping them comply with the Personal Data Protection Act of 2012 (PDPA), according to an article on DataGuidance. com.

The Guide to Developing a Protection Management Programme aims to help organizations establish a robust personal data protection infrastructure with adequate management policies for handling personal data, for developing a risk reporting structure, and for monitoring relevant incidents. A second publication, Guide to Data Protection Impact Assessments, introduces key principles and illustrations for organizations conducting a data protection impact assessment.

Attorneys Chong Kin Lim and Charmian Aw, directors at Drew & Napier LLC, said the continuing maturation of data protection laws in Singapore brings with it additional emphasis on the concept of accountability, as opposed to mere compliance, with the PDPA. …

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