03 Jan Singapore Privacy Watchdog Fines 22 Organizations in Two Years for Data Breaches
It was recently reported that Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) penalized a total of 22 organizations for security breaches that compromised the personal information of Singaporeans.
The offenders have racked up a fine of $216,500, and one had even been fined twice. In addition to this, 19 more had been reprimanded for their privacy and security shortcomings.
The PDPC revealed that almost all had been fined for inadequate security measures for protection of personal data. Experts say that this may have been brought by the lack of understanding on how data laws should be implemented in daily operations.
Bryan Tan of Pinsent Masons MPillay emphasized that there is no magic bullet when it comes to personal data protection, and that putting a disclaimer on one’s website or attending a course is not tantamount to compliance.
Source: Straits Times