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Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has on 21 March 2017 issued a warning to a local firm for disclosing a former employee’s personal information in a company WhatsApp group. A director at the firm, Executive Coach International, had shared highly sensitive information about the former employee with 58 members of a chat group comprising staff and volunteers. The firm provides life and executive coaching services to individuals and corporate clients. The case is the first…
Singapore’s financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has launched guidelines for its FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, which is now open for applications. The regulatory sandbox is available to financial institutions or any interested firm that wishes to experiment with innovative financial services in a production environment but within a defined space and duration. The guidelines explain the objectives of the regulatory sandbox and provide guidance on the application process including: A template application form;…
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has released its new outsourcing guidelines to financial institutions, which apply to existing outsourcings. Financial institutions have until 27 October 2016, to carry out a self-assessment of all existing outsourcing arrangements against the new guidelines. The guidelines also cover the use of cloud services and a revision to the definition of “material outsourcing arrangement”. For further information on the requirements of the new guidelines please read our full update.…