This post is part of a series relating to the amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act in Singapore in 2020. Check out the main post for more articles!
There’s a new hue to the shift from openness to accountability in the PDPA. We are used to the idea of expecting more from organisations. However, individuals (who aren’t public servants or acting in a personal capacity) who mishandle personal data will be criminally liable under a new section in the upcoming PDPA.