SINGAPORE: The new commission which is enforcing the law on the proper collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data is seeking public input on the regulations and guidelines under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012, which came into force on 2 January.
The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) will be seeking feedback over six weeks, starting 5 February to 19 March and will cover three key areas.
These are the regulatory aspect of the Act, like which age minors are allowed to act for themselves, guidelines on key concepts like what constitutes personal data and ways an organisation takes to notify individuals of the purpose of data collection.
The consultation paper is available
Chairman of PDPC Leong Keng Thai said: "The Act basically provides a broad framework and the various legislative requirements and obligations. In order for it to be implemented, we will need the next level of details, so that companies and organisations know exactly what to do, to prepare for compliance. So this is the set of information, next level detailed information we are releasing, so that companies have more clarity."
The Act also includes a national Do Not Call Registry for individuals to opt out of receiving unsolicited marketing information via various communication methods.
Mr Leong said more details on this will be issued nearer its implementation.
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