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INDIAN UNIVERSITY CAUGHT SELLING 36,000 FAKE DEGREES HAS GRADUATES WORKING IN SINGAPORE

The Indian police have uncovered a large case of an Indian university selling tens of thousands of fake degrees. Manav Bharti University in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh sold 36,000 fake degrees across 17 states in more than 11 years. Of the total 41,000 degrees issued by the university, only 5,000 have been found […]


Guide to Accountability under the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act

This guide explains the accountability principle in the context of personal data protection and how organizations may demonstrate accountability for personal data in their care. It is important for organizations to shift from a compliance-based approach to an accountability-based approach in managing personal data. This helps organizations strengthen trust with the public, enhance business competitiveness […]


AMENDMENTS TO SINGAPORE’S PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT

Amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) were approved by the Singaporean parliament. They seek to gain confidence of consumers in the responsible use of their data. The amendments also bring the PDPA into line with international norms on data protection legislation, allowing international organizations to adopt a more consistent compliance approach.   […]


Important Changes to the Singapore Data Privacy Regime 

Applying to all organizations that collect, use and disclose data in Singapore, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) was recently amended. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) issued a statement on March 1, which confirmed its intent to introduce a mandatory breach notification regime. The notification mandate would require organizations to notify both affected […]


WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINER JAILED 10 MONTHS FOR FORGING COURSE CERTIFICATES, SAFETY PASSES

A workplace safety trainer who forged course certificates and safety passes for construction workers was sentenced to 10 months in jail. Ramanathan Thamilselvan, a trainer at Work Safe Consultants, sold Building Construction Supervisor Safety certificates and safety passes to workers without conducting training and assessments. He was charged under the Workplace Safety and Health Act. […]


SINGAPORE TOPS ASIA-PACIFIC TALENT RANKING

Switzerland leads the way in terms of talent competitiveness, according to the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report. The report found that Singapore ranks as the most talent-competitive nation in the APAC region. Japan is the only other Asian country in the top 25, at 20th place. In general, European countries continue to dominate […]


SINGAPORE PDPC ISSUES RESPONSE TO PUBLIC FEEDBACK REGARDING DATA PROTECTION CONSULTATION

The Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission has published its response to feedback collected during a public consultation process related to alternatives for collecting, using and disclosing personal data; in addition to a mandatory data breach notification requirement. The PDPC said it intends to amend its consent framework to incorporate the Notification of Purpose approach, where […]


EMPLOYEE JAILED OVER $100K THEFT

A Singapore account executive who defrauded her employer of more than $100,000 has been jailed, after admitting to 10 counts of forgery. Yeo Kim Lan was responsible for preparing checks, audits, accounts and bank transfer forms for both MSG Singapore and its parent company NSG Asia. She forged company checks under NSG Asias Sumitomo Mitsui […]


TAN KIAT HOW: A CONVERSATION WITH SINGAPORE’S NEW DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER

With the new year came a new chief executive officer at Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority. Tan Kiat How took over as CEO of the IMDA, as well as commissioner of the IMDA-housed Personal Data Protection Commission, on Jan. 1, having previously served as Deputy Secretary (Cyber and Technology) of the Ministry of Communications and […]




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