02 Feb Singapore’s Mandatory Breach Notification Receives Majority Support
The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) recently reported that the first round of public consultation on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has concluded and around 68 respondents expressed support for the proposed mandatory breach notification rule.
The changes, which were announced last July, sought to make breach notifications mandatory in cases where the risk of harm or impact to customers are present. However, majority of the respondents did not agree with the rule which says that the PDPC should only be notified for breaches that involve the data of more than 500 individuals.
The Singaporean regulator said that it will continue to solicit feedback from the public on various other aspects of the proposal.
Source: Channel News Asia