Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission Issues Advisory Guidelines
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Following up on its February 5, 2013 consultation paper, Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has issued two additional public consultation papers concerning the guidelines the Commission is empowered to issue under the new data protection law. The first proposed set of advisory guidelines examines key concepts in the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”), with thorough discussions of definitions as well as data protection obligations set forth in the PDPA. The second paper addresses selected topics: analytics and research, anonymization, employment, use of national ID numbers and online activities. In addition, the Commission has produced a cover note on how to submit comments on these public consultations.

Comments are due by March 19, 2013, and may be emailed to

View the Commission’s initial consultation paper outlining its positions access and correction, data transfers, and exercising data protection rights on behalf of others.


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