10 Aug Retailers Collecting NRIC Numbers, Personal Data Should be Held Accountable for Breaches
It was pointed out in a recent opinion piece that retailers in Singapore which still collect customers’ national registration identity card (NRIC) as unique identifiers for their activities should be held accountable for data breaches.
It was explained that only the consumers bear the risk and damage should the data protection measures of such retailers fail.
The piece suggested that such retailers should be required to obtain the Data Protection Trustmark certification which would compel them to destroy all sensitive personal particulars in their system. Another alternative would be to have the retailers provide satisfactory justification for their collection of NRIC numbers to the Personal Data Protection Commission.
Source: Today Online