School did not breach data protection laws by taking student's hair sample for drug test: Commission

The commission held, after a probe into a parent's complaint about his son's hair sample being taken by the German European School Singapore, that there was no breach of relevant data protection laws.
The commission held, after a probe into a parent's complaint about his son's hair sample being taken by the German European School Singapore, that there was no breach of relevant data protection laws.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/GERMAN EUROPEAN SCHOOL SINGAPORE

It finds taking student's hair sample did not breach relevant data protection laws here

A test case decided by the Personal Data Protection Commission has clarified how random drug tests for international school students stand with data protection laws here.

The commission held, after a probe into a parent's complaint about his son's hair sample being taken by the German European School Singapore (GESS), that there was no breach of the relevant data protection laws here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'Commission clears school's random drug test policy'. Print Edition | Subscribe