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Personal Data Protection Bill Introduced to Parliament

PRIVACY LAW—SINGAPORE

September 13, 2012

Following several rounds of public consultation, the government has introduced the Personal Protection Data Bill in Parliament, TODAYonline reports. The bill will “regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal data by organisations, and individuals will have to be informed of the purposes for using personal data,” the report states. The bill will establish a Personal Data Protection Commission to enforce the law and includes a provision for a Do-Not-Call Registry, the report states. Penalties will include fines and jail terms. One expert said the law will prevent organisations from inappropriately buying and selling personal data and ensure legitimate data uses.
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