AIC Submits Comments on Review of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 – Proposed Data Portability and Data Innovation Provisions (July 2019)

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The Asia Internet Coalition (“AIC”) has submitted comments on the Public Consultation on Proposed Data Portability and Data Innovation Provisions to the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and the Government of Singapore. We commend the government’s efforts on leading this public consultation on the proposed data portability and data innovation provisions. We are of the view that the proposed data portability provision will provide individuals with greater control over their personal data and enable greater access to more data by organisations to facilitate data flows and increase innovation. The issue of data portability and data flows is at a unique crossroads between data protection and competition regulations and should not be considered in isolation.