Protection of Sensitive Personal Data

[2018] PDP Digest 19

Posted: 1 Oct 2019

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Benjamin Wong

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wong, Benjamin, Protection of Sensitive Personal Data (2018). [2018] PDP Digest 19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3456677

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