June 13, 2019 Non-U.S.
The Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore has been busy. Here are some recent decisions, issued this week:
- A financial penalty of $33,000 was imposed on DS Human Resource for failing to put in place data protection policies and for not making reasonable security arrangements to prevent the unauthorised disclosure of the personal data of job applicants. Read more about this decision here.
- A financial penalty of $16,000 was imposed on GrabCar for failing to put in place reasonable security arrangements to protect the personal data of its customers from unauthorised disclosure. Personal data of a customer was disclosed to one other customer via an email sent out by GrabCar. Read more about this decision here.
- Also on June 11, directions were also issued to GrabCar for failing to put in place reasonable security arrangements for GrabHitch drivers to protect the personal data of passengers that used GrabHitch services. Personal data of some GrabHitch passengers were disclosed by GrabHitch drivers without consent on social media. Read more about this decision here.
- A warning was issued to Skinny’s Lounge for failing to ensure that consent was obtained from its patrons to re-play recorded CCTV footage on a screen in its public lounge. Skinny’s Lounge also failed to provide due notification to its patrons on the full purposes of the CCTV footage recorded at its premises. Read more about this decision here.