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Re: GDPR?

Hmm.. Singapore doesn't seem to be on the GDPR/Third countries with adequacy decision but they seem to have some kind of data protection under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA).

However:

"The data protection provisions in the PDPA (parts III to VI) generally do not apply to:

"Business contact information. This refers to an individual’s name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business electronic mail address or business fax number and any other similar information about the individual, not provided by the individual solely for his or her personal purposes.,,"

Penalties seem to be a bit weak (1 GBP = 1.72 Singapore Dollars) , I'm personally not convinced about the prison term below:

"...A fine up to SGD10,000. In the case of a continuing offence, the guilty person is liable to a further fine not exceeding SGD1,000 for every day or part of the day during which the offence continues after conviction.

Imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years."

That's pretty broad set of exclusions IMHO + anyone's guess whether their equivalent to the ICO will act to enforce...

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