Few Singapore firms ready to comply with EU data rules

ComfortDelGro, which runs a fleet of 7,900 taxis in Britain, said its British operations began preparing for Europe's General Data Protection Regulation compliance in the middle of last year. The new rules will apply to any organisation that collects
ComfortDelGro, which runs a fleet of 7,900 taxis in Britain, said its British operations began preparing for Europe's General Data Protection Regulation compliance in the middle of last year. The new rules will apply to any organisation that collects the personal data of EU citizens and residents, whether or not it operates in the EU.PHOTO: COMFORTDELGRO

Poll finds just 10% have plans to deal with stricter privacy laws that kick in on May 25

Taxi operator ComfortDelGro is preparing for the roll-out of stricter privacy laws in Britain, where it runs a fleet of 7,900 taxis.

For instance, it will have to erase the personal data of customers who ask for this, among other new rules, when Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Few S'pore firms ready to comply with EU data rules'. Print Edition | Subscribe