Home Front: Breaking down the double standards of data protection

Singapore currently has different sets of standards for protecting personal data - one for the private sector that is viewed as more stringent, and another for public sector agencies. But this will change, following a public sector-wide review.

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

An overhaul of personal data security measures is currently under way in the Government, following several data breaches over recent years that have rocked the public sector.

The changes take their cue from the recommendations of the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee (PSDSRC), which drew them up after eight months of research across systems in all 94 government agencies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2019, with the headline 'Breaking down the double standards of data protection'. Subscribe