Singapore slaps penalty on companies that failed to block data breaches
Jacob J reports:
Singapore’s privacy watchdog has penalised 11 organisations for failing to protect the privacy of customers’ personal data.
Karaoke chain K Box Entertainment Group was imposed with the heaviest fine of S$50,000 for failing to protect personal data of members on its platform under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).
Singapore’s data protection legislation authorises slapping a penalty of $1 million per breach on organisations that fail to protect consumers’ personal data.
Read more on IBT.
The K Box breach had been noted on this site back in 2014,
The PDPC’s statements on each fine can be found here:
- Breach of Protection and Openness Obligations by K Box Entertainment Group and Finantech Holdings
- Breach of Protection Obligation by Institution of Engineers, Singapore
- Breach of Protection Obligation by Fei Fah Medical Manufacturing
- Breach of Consent and Other Obligations by Universal Travel Corporation
- Breach of Protection Obligation by Challenger Technologies and Xirlynx Innovations
- Breach of Protection Obligation by Full House Communications
- Breach of Protection Obligation by Metro
- Breach of Protection Obligation by Singapore Computer Society
- Breach of Consent Obligation by YesTuition Agency