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COVID-19 and Zoom: the importance of GDPR Privacy by Design and Cyber Hygiene

COVID-19 forces us to communicate with friends and colleagues remotely. Instead of Webex, Skype, or Microsoft Teams, Zoom suddenly becomes the video conferencing software of choice. This was until it emerged that there are privacy concerns with Zoom. Then, the U.S Senate, Germany government, Taiwan government, Singapore government, Google, … started to ban it! Oops! …

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How PDPC can enforce mandatory DPO appointment with little effort

PDPC has been having problem enforcing the appointment of DPO by the organisations. The appointment of Data Protection Officer(s) is a mandatory requirement in PDPA 2012. In addition, the organization “shall make available to the public the business contact information” of the DPO. Unfortunately, a lot of organisations not only have not appointed a DPO, but also …

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Should Data Protection Officers (DPO) consider liability insurance?

Huntonprivacyblog.com reported on 9 Jan 2020 that according to MLex, a South Korean court has found the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of Hana Tour service guilty of negligence in failing to prevent a 2017 data breach that involved more than 465,000 customers. He was fined 10 millions won (USD 8,500) while the company was fined …

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Apple selling on privacy

Look forward to more excitement in data protection in this new year

Happy New Year my friends! Sorry I have not updated the blog for a while. I went for a year-end break and then was busy setting up 4 LinkedIn groups for Data Protection Officers (DPO). These are for DPOs from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and The Philippines. The LinkedIn groups are named “Data Protection Officer (DPO) …

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Data Protection Officer – Do you know what you are getting into?

Data Protection Officer – Do you know what you are getting into? The implementation of data privacy protection laws in various countries have given rise to a new job role: Data Protection Officer (DPO for short). In some countries, such as Singapore and the Philippines, it is mandatory by law that businesses must appoint a …

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China Personal Data Protection Gathering Pace

China Personal Data Protection Gathering Pace Since China’s Personal Information Security Specifications (PISS) took effect in May 2018, China has moved fast in raising the general awareness of personal data privacy. At this year 3.15 consumer rights protection program, widely watched by millions of Chinese, one of the vendors exposed for blatant violations on consumer …

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