10 must-reads for today

A security worker holding a sign depicting €20 during a strike at Frankfurt Airport yesterday.
A security worker holding a sign depicting €20 during a strike at Frankfurt Airport yesterday.PHOTO: DPA
Paul Casey looking at the trophy ahead of the SMBC Singapore Open in Sentosa yesterday.
Paul Casey looking at the trophy ahead of the SMBC Singapore Open in Sentosa yesterday. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Vikram Khanna.
Vikram Khanna.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports yesterday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job amid an escalating pay dispute. At least 220,000 travellers will be hit by cancellations and delays, the ADV airport association said.

Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security S. Iswaran and Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong told Parliament that the Personal Data Protection Commission had fined both SingHealth and its IT vendor for failing to secure patient data in a massive breach of medical records last year. The ministers said they fully accepted a report by the Committee of Inquiry looking into the breach.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe