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Personal data protection guidelines proposed for telecom, real-estate sectors

Published on Jan 23, 2014 4:53 PM

PEOPLE who sign up for mobile phone plans with local telcos sign a contract, which will have fine print informing them how their personal data may be used.

But how can telcos, which are required to inform users about this under a new law, tell buyers of prepaid cards who do not need to sign contracts?

What the Personal Data Protection Commission suggests is that telcos can provide a brief statement on how data would be used on the prepaid card, with more details on their websites.

This was one of the proposed guidelines put up for public consultation on the website of the Commission, a statutory board administering the Personal Data Protection Act.

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