Region: Singapore

Singapore ecommerce company fined for security failures

Singapore’s privacy regulator has fined Ecommerce Enablers S$74,400 (€50,250) following a breach that revealed inadequate data security arrangements at the company.

17 August 2023

Blackstone’s billions and the AI company that never was: AI newsletter 7 August 2023

The flood of public statements by tech companies seeking to preserve as much freedom as possible without setting themselves wholly at odds with governments over regulation continues, as those authorities cast around for views on just what regulation would even look like. The money, as always, speaks louder, and the biggest global companies are turning their attention to what AI could mean for their bottom line.

07 August 2023

New rules from Beijing and Apple enters the chatbot race: AI newsletter 24 July 2023

Welcome to GDR’s first AI newsletter, highlighting the most important policy, legal and market developments in the artificial intelligence and machine learning space from the last week. In this edition the EU and US agree to team up on oversight of AI in financial services, China releases new regulations on generative AI, and Deloitte predicts that the market will stay cool.

24 July 2023

Singapore issues fines after health data breach

Singapore’s privacy regulator has fined a healthcare service provider and its intermediary following a breach that exposed sensitive client data.

23 June 2023

Singapore watchdog slams “uncooperative and evasive” company

Singapore’s data regulator has issued a strongly-worded decision criticising Eatigo’s conduct during a data breach investigation.

14 March 2023

Razer wins US$6.5 million in data breach damages from Capgemini

Singapore’s High Court has ordered Capgemini to compensate Razer for damages it incurred – including investigation fees paid to Norton Rose Fulbright – following the IT vendor’s role in a leak of customer information.

12 December 2022

Singapore data breach ruling unlikely to open floodgates

Observers say that confirmation that non-material harm caused by data breaches is actionable in Singapore is unlikely to lead to a significant uptick in litigation.

13 September 2022

Singapore opens the gates to non-material damages

Singapore’s Court of Appeal has confirmed that individuals can base data privacy lawsuits on allegations that they suffered non-material harm such as distress, despite opposition from the city-state’s attorney-general.

12 September 2022

More data sharing means more competition concerns, Singapore DPA says

An official from Singapore’s data protection regulator has said that competition and data authorities will need to learn to work more closely together as the two areas increasingly overlap.

26 August 2022

Bird & Bird recognises data lawyers among promotions

Bird & Bird has promoted three data protection lawyers to partner and several more to senior counsel and of counsel.

06 May 2022

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