Singapore: The PDPA has “teeth” – First Fines for Data Protection Breaches Imposed in Singapore

Yeoh Lian Chuan

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) announced on 21 April 2016 that it had taken action against 11 organisations for breaching their obligations under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The penalties imposed ranged from warnings to fines, with the highest fine—$50,000—imposed on K Box Entertainment Group Pte Ltd. This development is significant as: (a)     Read More

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Cybersecurity and risk management

Mark Ridgway

The topic of cybersecurity is seldom out of the press these days, occupying the minds of business leaders and politicians alike. From a business perspective, the ideal outcome would be to eliminate cybersecurity risks entirely. However, two things are clear. First, there is no panacea for the diverse and ever-evolving range of threats that exists. Read More

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EU Cybersecurity Directive

Nigel Parker

On 18 December 2015, the agreed text of the Network and Information Security Directive (the NIS Directive) was released. With cybersecurity firmly established as a key business risk, the introduction of specific laws in this area across the European Union will have a significant impact. Our alert provides an overview of the new legislation and Read More

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