The Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)1 has long stood out as an example of Singapore’s pragmatic approach to legislation, creating an effective framework for the protection and enforcement of consumer privacy while ensuring the flexibility necessary to allow innovative, data-intensive applications and business models to flourish.
In just a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our entire world upside down. To stem the spread of the virus, many organizations have been forced to close their premises to employees and operate virtually. Huge numbers of workers are now doing their jobs from home by connecting remotely to their employers’ IT systems. It’s a revolution that, even after the pandemic has passed, may never be fully reversed. Data Governance during COVID is more crucial than ever.