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What are your legal options when your service provider exposes your data?

Victims of data breach can seek damages with a right of private action under PDPA and breach of contract under contract law. 

In Singapore, a victim of a data breach is entitled to damages for any breach of a contract. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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Our personal data is strewn across so many online accounts and cloud services they are bound to leak in one way or another.

In September, coffee chain Starbucks informed customers of a data breach that compromised their rewards membership details, including name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail addresses and residential address. About 330,000 Singaporean Starbucks customers were reportedly affected.

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