The Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill (Bill) was introduced and read for the first time in Parliament on October 5, 2020

The Bill proposes significant changes to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA). The amendments seek to keep Singapore’s data protection laws up to date with evolving technology developments, as well as global regulatory trends, and to enhance its relevancy and attractiveness as a digital business hub for the region.

After two further readings in Parliament and the president’s assent the Bill will come into force, which is currently expected to be before the end of 2020.

Our recent client alert summarizes the proposed changes.


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