Key Updates to the PDPA Introduced by the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020 (Part 1 – Consent, Protection, and Data Breach Notification)
26 April 2021
The Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020 (the “Amendment Act”) was passed in Parliament on 02 November 2020, and is partially in force as of 01 February 2021. The Amendment Act marks the first comprehensive review of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) since its enactment, and is the culmination of a series of consultations between the Ministry of Communications and Information (“MCI”), the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) as well as public and industry stakeholders.
This article, Part 1 of a 3-part series, highlights some key updates to the PDPA introduced by the Amendment Act, and focuses on updates relating to issues of consent, protection, and data breach notification.
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