Reed Smith Client Alerts

As of 1 September 2019, all private sector organisations in Singapore will be prohibited from collecting, using or disclosing all national identity cards, their copies and numbers, unless they are required to do so under law, or if it is necessary to verify individuals’ identifies to a “high degree of fidelity”. 

Autores: Charmian Aw

Under Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) contraventions of these rules could lead to an organisation facing a financial penalty of up to S$1 million. 

This document is intended to clarify some commonly raised questions on the applicability of the guidelines. We hope you find this guide useful; however, if you would like further information, please get in touch with Charmian Aw. 

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Reed Smith LLP is licensed to operate as a foreign law practice in Singapore under the name and style, Reed Smith Pte Ltd (hereafter collectively, "Reed Smith"). Where advice on Singapore law is required, we will refer the matter to and work with Reed Smith's Formal Law Alliance partner in Singapore, Resource Law LLC, where necessary.

Client Alert 2018-194