New book launched to educate people about S'pore's new data protection law

The Singapore Academy of Law launched a new book on Wednesday to help the public understand Singapore's new Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).

The book, titled Data Protection Law in Singapore - Privacy and Sovereignty in an Interconnected World, covers the reasons for the implementation of the Act, a key part of which is the Do Not Call registry. The Registry, rolled out in January this year, lists the numbers of individuals who do not want to receive telemarketing calls, SMS and faxes.

Other topics covered in the book include how the law here compares with legislation in other countries and enforcement challenges. A copy of the Act and the parliamentary speeches during the second reading of the Bill have also been included to give readers a better understanding of the PDPA.

The book, launched by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, is available at all major bookstores for $64.20. Orders can also be placed at the e-Bookshop via the Singapore Academy of Law website