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Privacy and Our Digital Selves

The Straits Times, September 2, 2017

7 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2017  

Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 7, 2017

Abstract

Many of our fundamental principles of data protection are used the way in which a drunk uses a lamp post — for support, rather than illumination. As the Internet of Things ushers in a world in which all manner of devices gather up vast quantities of information, it is timely to question whether “consent” is the proper means of regulating how organisations may collect, use, and disclose personal data. In Singapore, for example, the Smart Nation initiative promises more efficient and effective government, but is also encouraging authorities to grasp this nettle. It may also prompt a discussion about whether the nation’s data protection laws should apply to government itself.

Keywords: personal data, data protection, privacy, Internet of Things, Smart Nation, Singapore

Suggested Citation

Chesterman, Simon, Privacy and Our Digital Selves (September 7, 2017). The Straits Times, September 2, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3033449

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