Online feedback for Singapore's proposed data protection law closed last week, marking another step closer to the start of the country's data protection regime.Outlining enforcement rules and penalty for organizations, the proposed framework seeks to protect consumers' personal data through regulating the collection, use, disclosure, transfer and security of such data.
Industry voices have their say as guest bloggers.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet, where she oversees the site's Asia coverage.
Ever sat next to a colleague who would occasionally snigger in front of his laptop for no apparent reason? And you would proceed to roll your eyes because you figured he was probably on a social networking site or watching a clip on YouTube.
Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1904. The story of how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, did what was thought impossible and taught Keller to communicate without the advantage of speech or sound inspires many even today.
We've all heard of online matchmaking and dating services that have gone wrong. If you're lucky, you'll walk away with nothing more than an embarrassing tale about how your date's toupee landed on your lap during dinner.
Cloud services are ramping up, with companies like Amazon and Google extending their content hosting services to include music and mobile devices now added to the mix.The increasing reliance on cloud underscores the role data centers play in ensuring services delivered over the Web are available and accessible at all times.
My associate editor Vivian Yeo returns with another post this week in which she discusses the state of healthcare data management, still largely untouched by technology, in Singapore.I remember writing about the government's plans to digitize medical records and its dreams of a paperless healthcare system, where private clinics and major hospitals can easily share a patient's medical data and establish a single consolidated view of that patient's healthcare history.
Ask anyone and they'll almost certainly have a personal horror customer service story to relate. And most organizations know the relationship they have with their customers can mean the difference between a loyal brand follower and a fervent brand trasher.
This week's guest blogger is someone from my own team and one who's been tracking the IT security and services segments for a while now.In her blogpost, Vivian looks at the takeaway lesson from recent incidents that resulted in damaged property and personal data being leaked simply because the organizations involved committed a couple of basic oversights.
After years of existence without general data protection or privacy laws, Singapore is finally slated to introduce proposed legislation in this realm early next year.It's a regime I look forward to and one that's a long time coming.
So, what was the first thing that went through your mind reports surfaced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's own profile page on the social network had been hacked?That the Internet can never be 100 percent secure should, by now, be a foregone conclusion.