Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission shifts more accountability to business
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Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has introduced three new initiatives which aim to promote innovation through trust by holding businesses accountable for the way they collect consumers’ personal data.

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the European Union’s data protection initiative GDPR, the PDPC, which was introduced in 2012, said it wants businesses to move from compliance to accountability when it comes to managing personal data.

The three new initiatives include gathering the public’s feedback on the proposed data sharing requirement, which was announced at the 2019 Mobile World Congress, a new guidebook on how the PDPC investigate data breaches and an updated guidebook on how existing data breaches are managed.

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