On 25 February 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), in collaboration with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), published a discussion paper that the PDPC had commissioned on data portability (Discussion Paper). A data portability requirement would enable individuals to request a copy of their data held by an organization, and to request that the organization transmit the data to another organization.

This paper provides a framework for stakeholders to understand and further discuss the impact on business innovation, market competition and consumers in implementing a data portability requirement, and to generate useful feedback for future consultations to determine an optimal approach to implementing a data portability requirement that will reap maximum benefits from data portability while keeping costs manageable

You may find a copy of the Discussion Paper here. Individuals and organisations may provide their feedback on the discussion paper by email (currently there is no due date for comments).

This Client Alert looks at some of the key points from the Discussion Paper.

For more information, you can download the full alert click here.

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