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Tightening the use of NRIC in Singapore is a step in the right direction

November 9th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The Personal Data Protection Commission said yesterday that NRIC details should only be disclosed when a "high level of fidelity" is needed to establish a person's...
Uphill struggle against cyber attacks, as Mindef hacking case shows
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Uphill struggle against cyber attacks, as Mindef hacking case shows

March 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The attack is another wake-up call for government agencies planning to go digital with more e-services in the months...
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...
Fines and warnings for 11 organisations for data privacy lapses in Singapore
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Fines and warnings for 11 organisations for data privacy lapses in Singapore

April 21st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
The move against such data privacy lapses is an unprecedented one that signals a tough stance against errant...
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...
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Commentary: data protection commission investigates 1,500 valid complaints

February 16th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
If there was any doubt how serious the problem was, there's now a statistic that surely proves that Singapore users are inundated with unsolicited marketing messages and calls on their...
Five ways technology and media can improve in 2014
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Five ways technology and media can improve in 2014

December 31st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
There are so many ways to look back at some of the technology and media news headlines in 2013, but perhaps the most practical one is to see how things can improve in the new year. From the controversial last-minute changes to...
Commentary: Singapore’s do-not-call list disappoints with last-minute changes
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Commentary: Singapore’s do-not-call list disappoints with last-minute changes

December 26th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Make no mistake, come January 2, 2014, spam will still be a problem for phone...