On February 1, 2018, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission published its response to feedback collected during a public consultation process conducted in 2017 on alternatives to consent and data breach notification.
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On July 27, 2017, Singapore submitted its notice of intent to join the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and the APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors System. Singapore would be the sixth member of the CBPR system, joining Canada, Japan, Mexico, the United States and the newest member, South Korea.
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On April 14, 2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (“AmCham”) published a report, entitled Protecting Data Flows in the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (the “Report”). The Report is part of AmCham’s Policy Spotlight Series. While in principle addressed to the U.S. and Chinese teams that are currently negotiating the Bilateral Investment Treaty, the Report has been made public. It thereby provides insight into the emerging issue of data localization for the benefit of a much wider audience.

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On May 16, 2014, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission published advisory guidelines for the implementation of its Personal Data Protection Act for the telecommunications and real estate industry sectors. The guidelines were published on the same day on which the Commission held its well-attended Personal Data Protection Seminar focusing on international perspectives on data governance.
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On February 5, 2013, Singapore’s new data protection agency, the Personal Data Protection Commission, published a consultation paper outlining its positions on issues such as access and correction requests and data transfer restrictions. Comments on the Paper are due by March 19, 2013.
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On October 15, 2012, the Singapore Parliament passed the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. Though a data protection law has been under discussion for quite some time, this bill was just introduced in September 2012. The new law, which will apply only to private sector data processing activities, reportedly will become law in January 2013. This blog post provides an overview of key points from the bill.
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