Lifeline digs deep into data to help shine a light on the darkest moments

Providing leading mental health researchers with secure access to anonymised. Lifeline supports people in their toughest moments. With its crisis support line taking a call every 30 seconds, it strives to ensure that no-one faces their most difficult times alone. The Australian non-profit service provides round-the-clock access to trained volunteers…

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Cost of a data breach hits record high during pandemic

Average total cost of a data breach increased by nearly 10 per cent year over year. Data breaches now cost surveyed companies USUS$4.24 million per incident on average – the highest cost in the 17-year history of IBM’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report. Based on in-depth analysis of real-world data…

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MAS want FIs to adopt data analytics appropriate to the business

By Loo Siew Yee assistant MD (Policy, Payments & Financial Crime) at MAS. Technology can be a powerful enabler in the fight against money laundering. The right solutions support financial institutions, and I will refer to them as FIs, to more sharply and quickly detect higher risk customers and activities,…

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NZ Privacy Commissioner concerned radio station reported on private information

Reporting of personal information from Waikato DHB breach. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is very concerned about RNZ’s reporting of personal information which was taken from documents leaked online following the Waikato District Health Boards’ cyberattack. “This reporting would appear to raise quite significant ethical questions, and I would be concerned…

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Singapore Government data incidents rise 44 per cent

Trends in number of government data incidents reported. The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) has published the second update on the Government’s personal data protection efforts. This annual update is a key recommendation made by the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee (PSDSRC) in November 2019, to enhance…

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Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities faces data breach

Singapore charity’s website was hacked The Personal Data Protection Commission (the “Commission”) received a data breach notification on 11 April 2020 from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited (“THKMC”), after THKMC discovered that its website was hacked. Investigations revealed that malicious actors had gained access to the web content management…

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Greater Life backs digital strategies with data protection

Demonstrating accountable data protection practices. Singapore-based insurance company, Great Eastern Life has backed its digitalisation strategy with the Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) certifications. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM)  is a voluntary enterprise-wide certification that recognises organisations with accountable data…

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Singapore digital design company fined for breaching personal data protection laws

The organisation failed to put in place reasonable measures to protect personal data on its database servers. The Personal Data Commission (PDC) in Singapore has imposed a penalty of S$25000 on Singapore-based digital design company – Webcada. According to the PDC the organisation failed to put in place reasonable measures…

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