Towards the end of last year The Straits Times reported that 90 per cent of mobile apps in Singapore (including those from banks, telcos, real estate agents and financial advisers) do not adequately comply with data protection laws in Singapore. The concern continues this year in another article in the Straits Times. This topic is important. In today's online world, it is worrying to hear about such a high level of non-compliance.  In this post we look at the issues of non-compliance and provide our top tips to help app-makers in 2016. Why are apps still not in compliance? There are two key areas where apps are not in compliance:
  1. Lack of transparency: Apps are not providing app users with clear information about what data is collected and are not obtaining informed consent from app users.
  2. Data maximisation: Apps are collecting more data than they really need. It doesn't take much of a leap … Continue Reading ››
As Datonomy readers will be aware, political agreement was reached on the new General Data Protection Regulation last month.  While we await formal ratification and a final text, Datonomy invites its readers to join a  webinar next week to take a first look at the key practical implications of the new rules. The webinar is being hosted by Datonomy's friends at US law firm Fenwick & West.  Robert Brownstone, Privacy co-chair and Electronic Information Management Chair of Fenwick & West LLP and Ross McKean, Head of Data Protection at Olswang LLP, will lead a discussion considering:
  • The timeline for implementation
  • When and where will GDPR apply, and which regulator(s) will be able to enforce it?
  • New rules for service providers
  • An overview of enhanced data subject rights
  • Data breach notification – the new rules and lessons learned from US experience
The registration link is here.  The 60 minute webinar will start at 5pm GMT, - … Continue Reading ››