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Data Protection Act Comes Into Effect Next Summer

PRIVACY LAW—SINGAPORE

May 20, 2013

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act will come into effect on July 2, 2014, ZDNet reports, and “organizations will need to complete data inventory mapping, process audits, staff training and publication of various processes” by that date. The Personal Data Protection Commission has introduced tools and trainings to assist small- and medium-size businesses, the report states, noting, “There is very significant effort involved in data mapping…Similarly, process audits needed to sync across business units and different offices may involve process re-engineering and relearning by staff members. Organizations should not underestimate this task.”
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