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Public Sector Data Security Review Committee appointed in Singapore

March 31, 2019 / Dean Koh

The Committee was appointed in light of a series of four data-related incidents which occurred to the Health Ministry in the past 10 months. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced the appointment of a Public Sector Data Security Review Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of data security practices across the entire public service. The committee will look at measures and processes related to the collection and protection of citizens’ personal data by public sector agencies, as well as by vendors who handle personal data on behalf of the government, according to a statement issued on March 31 by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean will be the chair for the committee, which also includes private sector representatives with expertise in data security and technology.