Unauthorised data leaks: Grab beefs up data protection measures

GrabCar was fined $16,000 by the Personal Data Protection Commission for the unauthorised disclosure of the names and mobile numbers of 120,747 customers in marketing e-mails in 2017.
GrabCar was fined $16,000 by the Personal Data Protection Commission for the unauthorised disclosure of the names and mobile numbers of 120,747 customers in marketing e-mails in 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Grab Singapore made clear on Wednesday (June 12) that it takes data protection and users' privacy very seriously, pointing to immediate steps taken after detecting the unauthorised disclosures by its ride-hailing firm GrabCar.

GrabCar was fined $16,000 by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) for the unauthorised disclosure of the names and mobile numbers of 120,747 customers in marketing e-mails in 2017.

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