Public Consultation by MICA on Proposed Consumer Data Protection Framework for Singapore

Issued Date: 19/03/2012

Decision Date: 15/10/2012

Response received at Closing Date - 25 October 2011

2 January 2013

The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) came into effect on 2 January 2013 and is administered by the Personal Data Protection Commission.

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16 October 2012

The proposed Personal Data Protection Bill was given a Second Reading on 15 October 2012. A transcript of the Second Reading speech and Closing Speech can be found at the Ministry of Information, Communications And The Arts (MICA) website.

13 September 2011

The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts ("MICA") is seeking public feedback on the proposed consumer data protection ("DP") framework and its implementation.

The proposed DP framework aims to protect consumers' personal data through the regulation of the collection, use, disclosure, transfer and security of personal data. MICA intends to introduce a basic broad-based DP law applicable to private organisations to create a balance between the need to protect individuals' personal data vis-á-vis the need for organisations to use the data for legitimate and reasonable purposes. The intended framework also seeks to strengthen and entrench Singapore's position as a trusted hub for businesses and create a conducive environment for the fast-growing global data processing and data management industries in Singapore.

MICA would like to seek public feedback on the scope of the DP law, the proposed data management rules for organisations, the penalty and enforcement regime as well as the transitional arrangements for organisations before the law comes into force. Another area that MICA is seeking feedback on is the proposal for a National Do-Not-Call ("DNC") Registry, where consumers will be able to register their phone numbers to opt-out of unsolicited telemarketing calls or Short Message Service ("SMS"). More details of the proposed DP framework are available on MICA's online consultation website located at

Members of the public are invited to submit their views in writing or online through MICA's website at by 25 October 2011 (5 pm).

Responses Received at Closing Date - 25 October 2011
Please refer to MICA's website at