RECENT events have driven home the importance of data protection, especially of personal data. For example, in early 2018, it emerged that consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had misappropriated...

HOW do you add contacts into your smartphone? Do you fill in a name and phone number and be done with it?

[SINGAPORE] Public agencies will collect and retain an individual's data only when it is strictly necessary while making sure it is properly safeguarded, as part of new measures that will be...

A NEW framework and training plan for data protection officers (DPOs) has been developed by Singapore's privacy watchdog to clarify their roles and develop their capabilities, in a bid to ensure...

CYBER security threats are not only growing in number, but they are also becoming more sophisticated.

ORGANISATIONS can now respond to data breaches more confidently and be more accountable in how they manage personal data, thanks to two guides by Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (...

DATA-LOSS incidents cost an average of US$1.4 million to Singapore organisations over a period of 12 months.

[WASHINGTON] US lawmakers opened a debate Tuesday over privacy legislation in the first step by Congress toward regulation addressing a series of troublesome data protection abuses by tech firms...

EVERY month, new controversies emerge regarding Facebook, Google, Twitter and other Internet-based companies. Self-regulation clearly has not worked, and this slow-dawning reality has led to a...

EDITORIAL

THE framing of legislation to protect online user data will remain a major area of focus for the global IT industry in 2019.