Security measures recommended by high-level committee will limit scope of damage done by data breaches: Experts

Encryption adds levels of security to data so that even if stolen, hackers would not be able to use the information.
Encryption adds levels of security to data so that even if stolen, hackers would not be able to use the information.PHOTO: ST FILE

The 13 technical measures recommended by the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee would have lessened the potential damage of recent data breaches, said experts.

Yesterday, a committee tasked with improving data management in the public sector unveiled the measures to better protect citizens' sensitive personal information, developed after a government-wide stock-take of practices and in-depth inspections of government agencies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2019, with the headline 'Measures will limit scope of damage done by data breaches: Experts'. Subscribe