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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Singapore Security and intelligence division launches official website

The website will help us to recruit Singaporeans from diverse backgrounds. The Security and Intelligence Division (SID), Singapore’s external intelligence agency under the Ministry of Defence, launched its official website (SID.GOV.SG). Established in 1966, SID works closely with government agencies to protect Singapore against external threats and to safeguard our…

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Cross-border tools to boost Philippines’ digital competitiveness

NPC’s new initiative. The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued its first guidance on the adoption of tools which compliments data management and cross-border transfer standards across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a move that will help Philippine businesses unlock more gains in the fast expanding digital economy…

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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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Australian Federal Police to modernise record keeping

Currently developing a digital transition roadmap. Australian Federal Police have been advised to make a number of changes to the technology they use in a newly released audit by the auditor general of the Australian National Audit office. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is the national and principal federal law…

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NPC is set to impose administrative fines

Building maximum data privacy resilience by encouraging full accountability, compliance, and ethics. National Privacy Commission of Phillipines is set to impose administrative fines on data privacy violations of personal information controllers or processors from the private sector. A separate initiative for government agencies is also underway with the NPC holding…

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PDPC fines Tripartite Alliance for failure to secure its database

Unauthorised access of approximately 20,000 individuals’ and companies’ was preventable. Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has fined Tripartite Alliance SG$29,000. According to the PDPC Tripartite failed to put in place reasonable security arrangements to prevent the unauthorised access of approximately 20,000 individuals’ and companies’ data stored in its customer relationship…

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Google misled Australian users about the collection and use of location data

Tech giant’s conduct was found to be liable to mislead the public. Australia’s Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (together, Google) misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018, in a world-first enforcement action brought…

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Fraud risk to rise, despite move away from remote working

Traditionally a year or two passes before a fraud is identified. Australian businesses believe the risk of fraud will increase this year, despite an expected move away from the widespread remote working which left them more open to being a victim, a KPMG Forensic survey has revealed. KPMG’s survey of…

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