Privacy at work

Information on data protection in the workplace, employee monitoring, surveillance and employee duties of confidentiality.

Singapore :: Transfer of personal data

The Personal Data Protection Act requires that companies ensure that any personal data that is transferred outside the Singaporean territory complies with the minimum standards established on the Act …

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Singapore :: Privacy of data on job applications

Job applicants must have given their consent before companies can collect, use or disclose their personal data  — it will not be considered that the job applicant has consented unless they has been informed of the purposes for which their data has been collected, used or disclosed …

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Singapore :: Privacy of data found on social media

The Personal Data Protection Act does not establish a requirement for companies to obtain the consent of information that is publicly available …

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Singapore :: Personal Data Protection Act

The Personal Data Protection Act provides rules regarding the collection, use and disclosure of electronic and non-electronic personal data …

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Singapore :: Employer liability for breaches of data protection provisions

Any act or conduct on behalf of the employer committed by employees during the employment relationship will be treated as an act committed by the employer — this is regardless of whether the employer knew or approved such action …

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Singapore :: Employees’ personal data

Employers should be aware that it may be necessary to obtain consent at different times during the employment relationship, not just when they hire a new employee …

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Singapore :: CCTV footage

According to advisory guidelines regarding the Personal Data Protection Act for selected topics which were provided by the Personal Data Protection Commission, organisations that wish to use CCTV in the workplace should notify individuals to obtain their consent about the collection, use or disclosure of CCTV footage …

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