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June 11 2019

Singapore: Guide on Active Enforcement Released

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has published a Guide on Active Enforcement that represents a change in the way that the PDPC handles enforcement actions going forward.

Under the current approach in the Advisory Guidelines on the Enforcement of the Data Protection Provisions, there are three main enforcement methods. Where appropriate, PDPC could utilize alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation and facilitated negotiations, to resolve a dispute between the parties. Or, the PDPC could commence investigations that could involve the PDPC exercising its statutory powers of investigation under the Personal Data Protection Act to uncover facts and reach a decision. Last, where the organization has made a decision involving the access and/or correction or personal data, the PDPC may review that decision.