Data Privacy Law in Singapore: The Personal Data Protection Act 2012

(2017) 7 International Data Privacy Law 287

Posted: 1 Oct 2019

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Benjamin Wong

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Singapore enacted the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) in 2012, establishing a baseline standard of data protection in Singapore for the private sector. The PDPA sets out a comprehensive regulatory framework, establishing a data protection authority and an appellate panel, and imposes nine data protection obligations on organizations. The data protection obligations under the PDPA are enforceable by private action and by public enforcement. Two recent issues arising out of the application of the PDPA are: data anonymization and the business contact information exclusion. Apart from the PDPA, Singapore has enacted sector-speciļ¬c data privacy regimes, governing areas such as banking and human biomedical research.

Keywords: data protection, Singapore

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Wong, Benjamin, Data Privacy Law in Singapore: The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (2017). (2017) 7 International Data Privacy Law 287, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3456681

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