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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 ››