More committees, more spending, higher taxes

Xinhua, 21 Dec 2012
Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) said on Thursday that they will set up a Personal Data Protection Commission and a Data Protection Advisory Committee to respectively administer and advise on the Personal Data Protection Act on Jan. 2, 2013.
The act, which was passed by the city-state's parliament in October and will come into effect on Jan. 2 next year, is aim at protecting personal information from being stolen or indiscriminately collected and used for marketing purposes.
"It will be implemented in phases over an 18-month period to allow time for organizations to adjust fully to the new law," the MCI said in a statement. Full story