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.


PSDSRC-Key-Recommendation-Website

 

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.

 

Infographic on Recommendations (pdf - 0.5mb):

psdsrc-infographic-page-001

Public Sector Data Security Review Committee Report (pdf - 2.3mb):

psdsrc-main-report-page-001

Annexes to the Public Sector Data Security Review Committee Report (pdf - 1.4mb):

annexes-to-the-psdsrc-final-report-page-001

 

Annual Updates on Government’s Personal Data Protection Initiatives


Starting from 2020, the Government will publish annual updates to highlight efforts and initiatives taken to strengthen the public sector data security regime and safeguard data.  The report will also provide an overview of the effectiveness of the efforts and initiatives, and lessons learnt from data incidents.  Moving forward, 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 update for year 2020 below.

 

Annual Update on the Government's Personal Data Protection Efforts 2020 - Summary (205KB)

Annual-Update-On-The-Govt-Data-Protection-Efforts-2020-Summary-Preview

Annual Update on the Government's Personal Data Protection Efforts 2020 (2.2MB)

Annual-Update-On-The-Govt-Personal-Data-Protection-Efforts-2020-Report-Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated on 11 Nov 2020