What's Next: May 25, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation has been billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws since the birth of the Web.
The General Data Protection Regulation has been billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws since the birth of the Web. PHOTO: AFP

New data privacy regulations in Europe

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation goes into force today. It has been billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy laws since the birth of the Web.

The rules limit what personal data companies can collect without first acquiring consent from users, and open Facebook and other organisations to government investigations and consumer lawsuits.


Singapore Book Fair starts today

The Singapore Book Fair 2018 will open today.

The annual event, which runs until May 31, is organised by the Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Media Group and held at Capitol Piazza and Chijmes.

Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat is the guest of honour.


Metro's Q4 and full-year results out

Metro Holdings will be releasing its fourth quarter and full-year results for the financial year to March 31 today.

The retail and property group has been very active in China. It recently disclosed that it had acquired a 35 per cent stake in a joint venture that is investing in Shanghai Plaza, a mixed-use building in Shanghai worth 2.9 billion yuan (S$609 million).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2018, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe