data protection

New measures to protect citizen data are step in right direction, but more can be done
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New measures to protect citizen data are step in right direction, but more can be done

July 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The review of government security measures to safeguard citizen data in Singapore seems to be getting off to a good...
Apple boosts privacy and security with new login feature
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Apple boosts privacy and security with new login feature

June 6th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Sign-in With Apple is a smart approach to privacy for the company since its profitability does not rely on centrally harvesting user...
Less than 1 in 4 Singapore consumers trust personal data with organisations
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Less than 1 in 4 Singapore consumers trust personal data with organisations

April 16th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Only 23 per cent of Singapore consumers believe that their personal data will be treated in a trustworthy manner by organisations offering digital services, according to a new study out today. The lack of trust here, lower than...
As data becomes crucial to business, SMEs have to rethink data protection: Dell EMC
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As data becomes crucial to business, SMEs have to rethink data protection: Dell EMC

September 4th, 2018 | by Amit Roy Choudhury
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the fallout from the SingHealth breach has been watched keenly and with a fair amount of...
Complexity in IT systems is making it tough to fight cyber attacks and protect private data
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Complexity in IT systems is making it tough to fight cyber attacks and protect private data

August 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The complexity of IT systems is the underlying reason for successful cyber attacks, when hackers are let through and private data is...
Response to SingHealth data breach shows low awareness, rushed decisions
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Response to SingHealth data breach shows low awareness, rushed decisions

July 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Despite the unprecedented SingHealth data breach, many people seem unperturbed that they are now open to widespread...
Unwise to put onus on Facebook to protect users’ data, prevent fake news
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Unwise to put onus on Facebook to protect users’ data, prevent fake news

March 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Governments can and should compel the likes of Facebook to be more transparent about their practices, but they should not be depended on as the arbiters of...
In Singapore, small companies risk falling afoul of data protection laws
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In Singapore, small companies risk falling afoul of data protection laws

December 30th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Many SMBs don't have the technical skills nor the knowledge to protect their data adequately. When they get hacked, they could now suffer the double whammy of a fine from the...
Five privacy questions for Singapore’s gantry-free ERP system
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Five privacy questions for Singapore’s gantry-free ERP system

February 26th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Almost as a side note to how great this new satellite tracking technology is, the authorities have told people not to worry so...
Top eight IT predictions for 2015
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Top eight IT predictions for 2015

December 22nd, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
IT security, big data and cloud computing have dominated the headlines this year, and will continue to do so in 2015, going by the predictions that tech vendors have dished out in recent weeks. We take a look at the top...
Singapore businesses lose over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime
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Singapore businesses lose over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime

December 3rd, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore companies have lost over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime over the past year, a new study has found. On average, they experienced more than three working days of unexpected downtime, and represent 66 per cent...
Data Privacy Day: Five tips to protect your online privacy
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Data Privacy Day: Five tips to protect your online privacy

January 30th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
On Monday, the world marked Data Privacy Day, an international day that aims to raise awareness and educate people about data protection and privacy. As more users put up information about themselves online and personal devices...