Region: Singapore

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

Singapore issues fine over large breach

Singapore’s privacy regulator has fined a hotel booking platform operator after a hack exposed the personal data of 5.9 million customers – the largest breach since the country’s data protection regime came into force.

19 November 2021

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

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