Response to Singapore’s Public Consultation on Proposed Data Portability and Data Innovation Provisions

ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation has responded to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Committee’s (PDPC) public consultation on proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) of 2012, which governs how organizations treat personal data in Singapore. These provisions include several provisions to promote data-driven innovation, focusing on how organizations manage, use, and retain user data as well as the Data Portability Obligation (DPO), which would require organizations in Singapore to, at the request of an individual, transfer his or her data to another organization in Singapore in a common, machine readable format. These proposed provisions are welcome and should serve as model policies for other nations to rethink limitations on data use that may exist in their data protection laws.