Be aware of scammers impersonating as IMDA officers and report any suspicious calls to the police. Please note that IMDA officers will never call you nor request for your personal information. For scam-related advice, please call the Anti-Scam helpline at 1800-722-6688 or go to

Public Consultation by MICA on Proposed National Do-Not-Call ("DNC") Registry for Singapore

Issued Date: 31/10/2011

Decision Date: 15/10/2012

Response received at Closing Date - 5 Dec 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.

For more information, please visit the website at

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.

31 October 2011

The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts ("MICA") is seeking public feedback on the details of the proposed national Do-Not-Call ("DNC") Registry for Singapore.

The proposed DNC registry aims to provide individuals a simple and effective way of opting out of unsolicited marketing telephone calls, SMS/MMS and fax messages by registering their phone numbers with the registry. Organisations will be required by law to check the registry to ensure that they do not make marketing calls or send messages to the numbers registered. The Data Protection Commission ("DPC") will oversee the national DNC registry. The proposed registry seeks to protect consumers from unsolicited marketing messages while enabling telemarketers to benefit by effectively targeting genuine groups of consumers and preserving telemarketing as a credible marketing medium.

MICA would like to seek your views on the proposed DNC registry, including the types of messages, organisations and phone numbers it would cover, exceptions, method of registration, how organisations should check their lists with the DNC registry, and the penalty and enforcement regime for organisations in breach of the DNC requirements. More details of the proposed DNC registry 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 28 November 2011 (5 pm).

Responses Received at Closing Date - 5 December 2011
Please refer to MICA's website at