Amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Personal Data Protection Regulations 2014

12 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Communications and Information and the Personal Data Protection Commission conducted a public consultation from 14 to 28 May 2020 to seek feedback on proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012). The proposed amendments are set out in the draft Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 (draft Bill) which was released during the public consultation.

Shortly after the public consultation on the draft Bill, on 1 June 2020, the Personal Data Protection Regulations 2014 was amended to permit overseas transfers of personal data to certain organisations which had been certified under the APEC Cross-border Privacy Rules system or Privacy Recognition for Processors system.

We discuss the proposed amendments and their implications for organisations, as well as recent amendments to the Personal Data Protection Regulations 2014 relating to overseas transfers of personal data, in this update.

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