Region: Singapore

Singapore data protection law not about privacy, judge rules

In ruling that loss of control damages are unavailable under Singapore data protection law, a judge has concluded that the legislation is less focused on privacy than its international counterparts.

04 June 2021

Roundup: Asia-Pacific data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key news from the Asia-Pacific region that you might have missed over the holidays.

07 January 2021

Singapore unveils financial data sharing scheme

Singapore’s central bank and a group of major financial institutions have unveiled an open banking-style data exchange scheme.

11 December 2020

Changes coming to Singapore’s personal data protection framework

Significant changes to Singapore’s flagship privacy regime will bring it in line with international norms.

02 July 2020

Singapore reviewing data protection law

GDR understands that planned amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act are set to bring the country in line with some international norms.

04 May 2020

How Singapore is leading the way in Asia-Pacific data trade

The conclusion of negotiations for a digital trade agreement between Singapore and Australia demonstrates an ever-increasing emphasis in the region on data flows as a core component of international trade.

08 April 2020

US and Singapore renew commitment to free data flows

Trade officials from the US and Singapore have reiterated their support for free flow of data and objections to data localisation – with some observers suggesting the US may be seeking a digital trade deal with the southeast Asian city-state.

07 February 2020

Singapore watchdog releases business data-sharing guidance

Singapore’s data regulator hopes new data-sharing guidance will “enable trusted data flows” and empower emerging technologies.

04 July 2019

Singapore watchdog rejects consent complaint

Singapore’s data commission has dismissed a complaint alleging that a school failed to gather proper consent for a random drug test.

05 June 2019

Singapore commission proposes new data portability rules

Singapore’s data watchdog has launched a public consultation on new data portability requirements.

28 May 2019

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