Government’s Personal Data Protection Initiatives
Data security is a critical safeguard towards building a Smart Nation. Secure and effective use of data and digital solutions are important in policy-making, and in enabling the Government to deliver services to the citizens. The Government has been actively strengthening its data security regime to ensure that data entrusted to the Government is handled and protected with utmost care.
Public Sector Data Security Review 2019
The Public Sector Data Security Review Committee (”the Committee”) was convened in March 2019 to conduct a comprehensive review of data security policies and practices across the public sector. The Committee completed its work in November 2019, and made five key recommendations to strengthen the Government’s data security regime.
The Government has accepted the Committee’s recommendations and will take the necessary steps to implement them in phases. In Budget 2020, the Government announced that it would invest $1 billion over 3 years to enhance cybersecurity and data security in the public sector.
Find out more below.
Annual Updates on Government’s Personal Data Protection Initiatives
The Government publishes annual updates to highlight efforts and initiatives taken to strengthen the public sector data security regime and safeguard data. The reports also provide an overview of the effectiveness of the efforts and initiatives, and lessons learnt from data incidents. The Government will continually and proactively enhance its initiatives to ensure the resiliency of its data security regime to respond and address emerging threats and risks.
Find a copy of the annual updates below.
2022: Third Update on the Government’s Personal Data Protection Efforts
2021: Second Update on the Government’s Personal Data Protection Efforts
2020: First Update on the Government’s Personal Data Protection Efforts
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