Personal data protection on the internet has always been a concern for many. When customers provide you with their personal details to be subscribed to your mailing list, or simply to download an eBook you’ve written, they aren’t completely sure if you might take advantage of their information.
To set protective measures in place for Singapore, the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) was passed by Parliament on 15th October 2012 to address this concern. The main goals of the act:
- To govern the use, disclosure, and care of personal data by private organizations
- To recognize the rights of individuals to protect their personal data
So what are the obligations for you as a Singapore-based organization to adhere to and provide that vote of confidence in your clientele?