Watchdog probes Society of Tourist Guides over data access

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's privacy watchdog is investigating the Society of Tourist Guides after the personal data of more than 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' NRICs and driving licences could be accessed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Watchdog probes Society of Tourist Guides over data access'. Print Edition | Subscribe