Data leaks are serious business and other lessons to learn from SingHealth breach

The Personal Data Protection Commission imposed its largest-ever fine of $750,000 on Integrated Health Information Systems, SingHealth's IT vendor, over the nation's worst data breach. SingHealth was fined $250,000, the second largest here. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG
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SINGAPORE - The heavy fines and penalties meted out to two organisations and some of their staff responsible for Singapore's worst data breach have concluded six months of intense scrutiny of the episode.

But the lessons learnt will continue to be felt across all sectors in Singapore.

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