Jan 282018
 January 28, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Irene Tham reports:

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s privacy watchdog has taken the first “data monger” here to task for breaching the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) since the law fully kicked in on July 2, 2014.

A data monger is someone who makes money from dealing in other people’s personal data such as phone and NRIC numbers.

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) fined former telemarketer Sharon Assya Qadriyah Tang $6,000 on Jan 11 for selling personal data without notifying the individuals involved or obtaining their consent.

Read more on The Straits Times. (h/t/, @VERISDB)
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