Data Protection Quarterly Updates (July – September 2022)

10 Nov 2022 Intellectual Property, Technology & Data

The Personal Data Protection Commission published six decisions between July and September 2022 after concluding six investigations relating to the obligation of organisations to protect personal data in their possession or under their control by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal, or similar risks, and the loss of any storage medium or device on which personal data is stored (Protection Obligation) under section 24 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.

The Singapore Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) also handed down its decision in Reed, Michael v Bellingham, Alex (Attorney-General, intervener) [2022] SGCA 60, holding, among other things, that emotional distress may constitute “loss or damage” in a private action.

In this quarterly update, we outline some decisions of interest relating to the enforcement of the Protection Obligation, as well as the Court of Appeal’s decision in Reed, Michael

If you would like information or assistance on the above or any other area of law, you may wish to contact the Partner at WongPartnership whom you normally work with or any of the following Partners:

LAM Chung Nian
Head – Intellectual Property, Technology & Data
d +65 6416 8271
e chungnian.lam@wongpartnership.com
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Kylie PEH
Partner – Intellectual Property, Technology & Data
d +65 6416 8259
e kylie.peh@wongpartnership.com
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