Protection of Sensitive Personal Data
 PDP Digest 19
Posted: 1 Oct 2019
Date Written: 2018
The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) recognises the right of individuals to protect their personal data. As the PDPA establishes a comprehensive data protection regime, it protects all types of personal data and it generally does not discriminate among different types of personal data. However, where sensitive personal data are concerned, the Singapore data protection regime justifiably adopts a more protective stance. This article examines Singapore’s current approach to the protection of sensitive personal data.
Keywords: data protection, personal data, sensitive
JEL Classification: K00
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