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SingHealth breach may give privacy new life

2018 is a bad year for privacy, but it can take a good turn if it sparks rethink of privacy issues

Reports of the death of privacy are greatly exaggerated.

This might seem an odd opening line, with Singapore still reeling from its worst ever data breach, in which the personal details of 1.5 million people were stolen from SingHealth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2018, with the headline 'SingHealth breach may give privacy new life'. Subscribe