NRIC, driving licence details exposed in Society of Tourist Guides data breach; privacy watchdog investigating

Despite repeated ST queries, the Society of Tourist Guides was unable to provide details as to exactly how many individuals' personal data was unprotected, and for how long this data was publicly accessible.
Despite repeated ST queries, the Society of Tourist Guides was unable to provide details as to exactly how many individuals' personal data was unprotected, and for how long this data was publicly accessible.PHOTO: SOCIETYOFTOURISTGUIDES.ORG.SG

SINGAPORE - Singapore's privacy watchdog is investigating the Society of Tourist Guides after the personal data of over 150 of its members was found to be publicly accessible.

Acting on a tip-off, The Straits Times visited the society's website last week and found that a repository containing images of its members' NRIC and driver's licences could be accessed.

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