CPF withdrawal request case

Disclosure of woman's data necessary to clarify facts: MPs

The decision by government agencies to name a 46-year-old woman who wanted to withdraw her Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings for medical treatment and make public her personal details can be viewed as an essential move to curb the problem of fake news, MPs and legal experts told The Straits Times.

But some also wondered if the same goal could have been achieved without naming the person, even if the law allowed it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2020, with the headline 'Disclosure of woman's data necessary to clarify facts: MPs'. Print Edition | Subscribe