TAFEP Was Fined $29,000 Over Data Breach

The Tripartite Alliance Limited (TAL), an organisation that oversees the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP), was fined $29,000 for data breach due to an incident of data hacked and accessed in 2020. TAFEP handles clients’ employment system database as well as provides mediation and counsel in employment-related disputes. Over 12,000 individuals […]

Recent Decisions of the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission

The Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) recently meted out financial penalties to two errant entities which were found to be in breach of Section 24 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte. Ltd. Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (the “Organisation”) voluntarily informed the PDPC that the systems of […]

Singapore: Recent Decisions of the Personal Data Protection Commission

The Personal Data Protection Commission (‘PDPC’) carried out certain investigations recently under Section 50(1) of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (‘PDPA’), and subsequently issued a warning and financial penalty on the respective errant entities below: L’Oréal Singapore Pte. Ltd., Case No. DP-1812-B3091 L’Oréal Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“L’Oréal”) operated a website which had a login […]

Data Exclusivity: Impact of the Malaysia – US FTA

Export oriented policies together with large inflows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) have been the main driving force behind Malaysian economic growth. Developed countries have been promoting Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and based on precedent FTAs, the main emphasis is on intellectual property rights, medical technology and pharmaceuticals. After entering into a Free Trade Agreement […]