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SINGAPORE—Consumer Data Protection Law in 2012

Singapore may introduce legislation to protect consumer data in early 2012. In his speech to the Parliamentary Committee of Supply 2011 on Leveraging on Infocomm, Design and Media, the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) RADM(NS) LuiTeck Yew said that the proposed law “aims to protect individuals’ personal information against misuse by regulating how businesses collect, use, disclose and retain consumer personal data, including through online means.

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