The Ninja Sensei’s Logbook: Taking an Active Stance in PDPA Compliance
The PDPC decisions and undertakings in July are up, and there’s a lot to unpack and take note of for better data protection compliance of every organisation in Singapore.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡’𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠:
▶️ Financial penalties of Audio House, Terra Systems, and Quoine
▶️ Directions issued to Crawfort issued to three financial advisers, and
▶️ Undertakings to be followed by HSL Constructor and Asia Petworld
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟
This month’s cases emphasise the importance of having strong cybersecurity safeguards and policies in place to ensure that the organisation’s personal data is not accessible to malicious actors.
👉 having robust IT access controls and utilising unique passwords nas IDs
👉 conducting regular security reviews to ensure an organisation’s website or database has reasonable security arrangements in place.
👉 strengthening an organisation’s data protection policies to eliminate any security gaps
👉 implementing multi factor authentication for all to limit unauthorised access.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬?
An active effort in the PDPA compliance comes a long way for organisations. They should not take data breaches lightly and should always avoid being complacent with their cybersecurity hygiene.
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