Singapore Watchdog to Probe SingHealth Breach

Singapore Watchdog to Probe SingHealth Breach

Singapore’s privacy watchdog, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), announced this week that it will be launching an investigation into the breach involving the SingHealth group.

A PDPC spokesperson said that since SingHealth and the Integrated Health Information Systems are corporate entities, they are bound by the Personal Data Protection Act which requires organizations to have adequate security measures in place to protect consumers’ personal data. Those who are found in violation can be fined up to $1 million.

It was reported that Mr S. Iswaran, Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security and Minister for Communications and Information, will also be convening a Committee of Inquiry that will probe in incident and make recommendations on how to better safeguard critical systems.

Source: Straits Times

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