08 Nov '17, 4pm

Consumers in S’pore can look forward to refusing to hand over their NRIC https://t.co/HPRkNZtYi0

A greater awareness of privacy issues is tightening rules regarding the use of the National Registration Identity Card (NRIC). The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) — Singapore’s privacy watchdog — is revising guidelines on how NRIC numbers and the physical cards are handled by companies. Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act, which went fully into force in July 2014, prohibits the indiscriminate collection of consumers’ personal data, and requires organisations to account for the use of the data. Advertisement NRIC data is too sensitive The NRIC number is a permanent and irreplaceable identifier. It can be used to unlock vast amounts of personal information, including income details, residential address and medical status. In the future, consumers can have the right to refuse to hand over their NRIC details or card and service providers will have to use altern...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/singapore-consumer-rights-n...

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