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Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regimes

In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to update the country’s data protection regime. These changes will have a significant impact on how companies manage personal data and secure their information systems. This article seeks to summarise the proposed changes to the Singapore cybersecurity and data protection regulatory framework and provide some brief thoughts on how this may impact organisations operating in Singapore. Draft...

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Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regimes

In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to update the country’s data protection regime. These changes will have a significant impact on how companies manage personal data and secure their information systems. This article seeks to summarise the proposed changes to the Singapore cybersecurity and data protection regulatory framework and provide some brief thoughts on how this may impact organisations operating in Singapore. Draft...

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Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada

On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed new data breach regulations in the Canada Gazette. These regulations set out specifics regarding the mandatory data breach reporting requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The PIPEDA Amendments were passed in June, 2015 but are not yet in force. Overview The Regulations set out the proposed requirements for the reporting of  data breaches of security safeguards (each, a Breach). Under the PIPEDA Amendments, a report to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is required if it is reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the Breach poses...

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