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Four Years Later, Singapore Still Reviewing Data Protection System

PRIVACY LAW—SINGAPORE

August 25, 2010

ZDNet Asia reports on Singapore's ongoing review of its data protection system, which the government began four years ago in an effort to assess suitable frameworks. A spokeswoman for the Ministry for Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) said the government has been reviewing the need for a general data protection law, its implications on consumers, businesses and the country's national interests, the report states, adding, "As the issues involved are multi-faceted with extensive impact on all stakeholders, the review is ongoing." One legal expert said an area of concern in determining an appropriate framework is the cost a data protection law would impose on organizations and businesses.
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