10 Jan Privacy Concerns on New Govt Data Sharing Law Raised by Singapore MPs
Members of parliament (MP) had reportedly raised several privacy-related concerns in the debate for the Public Sector (Governance) Bill which was passed last January 8.
Mr. Zaqy Mohamed (Chua Chu Kang GRC) asked whether the government can give any assurance that citizens won’t actively be tracked, while Mr Patrick Tay (West Coast GRC) sought more information about compliance guidelines and measures. Nominated MP Chia Yong Yong additionally questioned the government on how it will be handling cyber breaches.
Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung however, answered their queries and revealed that government data will be stored in systems which are protected against breaches, while sensitive information will be housed in databases that use additional protections and limited access.
Source: Today Online