NRIC Number Collection, Copying of ID Card Now Illegal in Singapore

NRIC Number Collection, Copying of ID Card Now Illegal in Singapore

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission announced last Friday that it will be illegal for entities to collect, use, or disclose NRIC numbers or make copies of the identity card from September 1, 2018 onwards.

Organizations that have collected NRIC numbers will also be required to dispose of them by next year.

The PDPC said that the indiscriminate collection or negligent handling of the unique citizen ID number can increase the risk of unintended disclosure which may result to the identifier being used for illegal activities.  

Source: Business Times

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