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Meet Your Future Co-workers Seminar 2018

September saw First Advantage APAC host three seminars in Australia, China and Singapore titled Meet Your Future Co-workers. EVP & Managing Director Erik Schmit had the opportunity as the key speaker to engage with clients to discuss emerging trends and technologies that have important implications on recruitment and background screening in the future. We also […]

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Collection, Use and Disclosure of Singapore’s National Registration Identification Card Number

1.0 Background Singapore’s National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) number is a piece of personal data that can identify citizens and permanent residents of Singapore. It is often used for transactions with the Singapore government and some commercial organizations. As the NRIC number is a permanent and irreplaceable identifier of an individual which can potentially be […]

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GDPR in Australia

In an effort to update and modernize the principles set forth in existing data privacy law to guarantee privacy rights, the GDPR is Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation. It commenced on 25 May 2018 and it’s designed to improve the access and control people have over their personal data by focusing on: reinforcing individuals’ […]

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Update On Notifiable Data Breaches Legislation

With the Notifiable Data Breaches legislation just months away from commencement, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published further draft guidance for consultation. The recently published draft guidance covers the following topics:    – Assessing a suspected data breach – What to include in an eligible data breach statement – Notifiable Data […]

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Singapore Public Consultation relating to Privacy

SINGAPORE PUBLIC CONSULTATION RELATING TO PRIVACY The Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has issued a paper seeking the public’s views on approaches to managing personal data in the digital economy. The paper seeks views on: –   an enhanced framework for the collection use and disclosure of personal data; and –   mandatory data […]

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Data Privacy in the Philippines

In 2012, the Philippines government legislated the Data Privacy Act, Republic Act No. 10173. In September 2016, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Data Privacy Act became effective. These rules and regulations include the following components: Data Privacy Principles covering transparency, legitimate purpose, proportionality, collection, processing, retention and data sharing; Lawful processing of […]

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Privacy Awareness Week – Asia Pacific

Each year the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) promotes Privacy Awareness Week.  The APPA has Privacy regulators from 20 locations as members, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and the latest member, the Philippines National Privacy Commission. Privacy Awareness Week has been held every year since 2006 to promote and raise awareness for numerous privacy issues […]

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