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New Data Protection Guidelines Issued

PRIVACY LAW—SINGAPORE

September 27, 2013

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has issued new data protection guidelines for businesses operating in the country, Out-Law.com reports. Failure by consumers to opt out can signal consent to process data in certain circumstances, according to the new 18-page guidance note. The guidelines have been published to complement the Personal Data Protection Act—introduced in January and which goes into effect next July. One technology law expert said, “With the issuance of these advisory guidelines, the whistle has blown for organizations to kick off their compliance programs if they have not done so.”
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