Tag Archives: Singapore

South Korea Joins the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules Framework

South Korea has became the fifth member economy to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (“APEC”) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system, a voluntary but legally enforceable code of conduct that aims to facilitate secure data transfers and e-commerce between parties to the agreement. Established in 2011, the CBPR system aims to provide a minimum level of … Continue Reading

Singapore’s New Data Protection Law Comes Into Force

By Fredericka Argent On 2 January 2013 the new Personal Data Protection Act  (PDPA) came into force in Singapore, following its enactment by the Singaporean Parliament on 15 October 2012.  A December press release also announced that Singapore’s government has also now established a Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and a Data Protection Advisory Committee … Continue Reading

Singapore to Introduce Data Protection Law

Singapore’s Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts recently announced that the government will take steps to introduce a generic data protection statute in Singapore early next year.  The Singaporean government has been considering the issue for a number of years but now appears to have taken a concrete decision to proceed with targeted legislation in … Continue Reading