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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 […]


UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REACHES SIX-YEAR HIGH AS REDUNDANCY RATE RISES

Singapore’s unemployment rate for the year 2016 rose to 2.1%, its highest level since 2010, according to the latest Labour Market Advance Release 2016 report from the Ministry of Manpower. The report also shows that for 2016, redundancies rose to 19,000, mainly due to restructuring and a slower economy. Redundancies have trended up since 2010, […]


SINGAPORE RANKED SECOND IN GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVENESS

Singapore continues to be an attractive proposition for the brightest global talents. According to the fourth edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) by business school INSEAD, Singapore ranked second. The GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of nations to compete for talent. Switzerland sat at the summit of the […]


SINGAPORE IS THE MOST SECURE ASIAN NATION FOR DATA PRIVACY

Citizens of Singapore can rest easy that their data is safe and secure, as a survey found out that the city-state is the best Asian country for data privacy. According to a report by Artmotion, Singapore garnered a risk score of 1.9%, as a result of the island state’s independent privacy legislation and political stability. […]




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