Manulife breached privacy protection laws in Singapore

MLS’ financial representatives were not continuously conveyed and trained on up-to-date requirements for personal devices. Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (the Commission) received a data breach notification on 23 March 2020 from Manulife Singapore (MLS), about a representative who was licensed to provide financial advisory services representing MLS had misplaced…

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Australia’s Information Commissioner finds Dept of Home Affairs breached data privacy

Orders compensation payable by Home Affairs for breaching detainees’ privacy. The Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) has been found to have interfered with the privacy of 9,251 detainees in immigration detention by mistakenly releasing their personal information. Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner…

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TraceTogether app data will be used for criminal investigations

Singapore Govt. justifies COVID-19 trace app data use by the police Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan, has justified the Singapore Police Force empowerment under the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to obtain any data, including TraceTogether (TT) data, for criminal…

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Facebook faces legal action from Australia

The Australian Information Commissioner (AIC) has been given by the Australian Federal Court to serve legal documents to US-Facebook and Facebook Ireland. According to the “Federal Court the material demonstrates a genuine argument about contravention, sufficient to justify causing the respondents to be subject to the litigation in Australia where…

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