From the Gallery: Balancing personal data protection with business innovation

A key change under the eight-year-old Personal Data Protection Act is mandatory data breach notification.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Data breaches in Singapore affect every aspect of life, from dining out and healthcare to public transport.

In 2016, the personal information of 380,000 riders and drivers of ride-sharing app Uber in Singapore was exposed. This was dwarfed two years later by the SingHealth cyberattack, which saw the personal information of 1.5 million patients stolen - including that of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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