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New initiatives to develop trusted data ecosystem in Singapore

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The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has embarked on a series of new initiatives to develop a trusted data ecosystem in Singapore, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim on Thursday.

THE Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has embarked on a series of new initiatives to develop a trusted data ecosystem in Singapore, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim on Thursday.

They include:

- The launch of a public consultation on PDPC's review of the Personal Data Protection Act to keep pace with technology and global developments

- The publication of a new guide to help organisations adopt best practices when sharing data

- Plans to introduce a Data Protection Trustmark certification scheme by end

2018

- Singapore's notice of intent to participate in the Apec Cross-Border Privacy

Rules System and the Apec Privacy Recognition for Processors System

Dr Yaacob unveiled these initiatives at the 5th Personal Data Protection Seminar on Thursday.

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