For the first time, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) has taken enforcement actions against 11 organisations for breaching the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) since the law took effect in July 2014. Please click on the Straits Times Article below for the full story.
Four organisations were served with fines ranging from $5,000 to S50,000, while seven others were issued warnings or directions for failing to protect the personal data of consumers by failing to put in place adequate security measures. K Box Entertainment Group was given the heaviest fine of $50,000, for leaking the name, contact number and residential address of 317,000 customers. Under the PDPA, organisations that fail to protect consumers’ personal data can be fined up to $1 million per breach.
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Straits Times Article dated 21 Apr 2016: