Proposed Changes to Singapore Data Protection Law

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Earlier this year in May, the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Personal Data Protection Commission (“Commission”) invited feedback from the public on the draft Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill (“Bill”). The Bill proposes significant amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) that has been in force in Singapore since July 2014.

Pursuant to the above, on 5 October 2020, the Bill was introduced in Singapore’s Parliament . The Bill will come into force after further readings in the Parliament and upon the President’s assent. The date the Bill comes into force will be notified and published in the Government Gazette.

The Bill has been drafted in order to review the PDPA so as to take into account technological advances, new business models and global developments in data protection legislation.

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