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April 24 2017

A conversation with Singapore's new data protection commissioner

With the new year came a new chief executive officer at Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority.
 
Tan Kiat How took over as CEO of the IMDA, as well as commissioner of the IMDA-housed Personal Data Protection Commission, on Jan. 1, having previously served as Deputy Secretary (Cyber and Technology) of the Ministry of Communications and Information.
 
In a Q&A, the new head of the PDPC discusses the commission's role in educating the commercial sector, the major issues he sees in privacy and data protection, and provides his views on Singapore's place in the global privacy community.