The Latest from the PDPC: The Good, The Bad and the Undertaking

Some time has elapsed since I studied an enforcement decision from the Personal Data Protection Commission in Singapore. How much has changed for data protection since then?

The Latest from the PDPC: The Good, The Bad and the Undertaking
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Regular readers might have noticed the disappearance of articles relating to the Personal Data Protection Commission’s decisions lately. However, as news of the “largest” data breach in Singapore came out, I decided to look into this area again.

My lack of interest paralleled the changing environment, which allowed me to keep up-to-date on them:

  1. The PDPC removed their RSS feed for the latest updates;
  2. I am not allowed to monitor their website manually; and
  3. The PDPC started issuing shorter summaries of their decisions, which makes their work more opaque and less interesting.

Looking at this area again, I wanted to see whether the insights I gleaned from my earlier data project might hold and what would still be relevant going forward.

Data Science with Judgement Data – My PDPC Decisions Journey
An interesting experiment to apply what I learnt in Data Science to the area of law.

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