Personal Data Protection Bill

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

Singapore has passed the Personal Data Protection Bill after its second reading in Parliament on 15 October. The Bill applies to all organisations across the private sector.

In his speeches to Parliament, Yaacob Ibrahim, the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA), said that in an era of exponential data growth, there was a