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The Consent Obligation – changes as the good, the bad and the ugly?

Updated: Mar 27

By Lyn Boxall, Director, Lyn Boxall LLC



On Thursday 14 May 2020, the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore launched an online consultation of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020. There are numerous proposed changes that relate to the Consent Obligation in the Personal Data Protection Act, the PDPA.


Here we will go back to basics first – some 'Consent 101' – and then go through the proposed changes to the Consent Obligation under the PDPA. In a separate paper, we will look at changes to the exceptions to the need for consent under the PDPA and the addition of new exceptions to the need for consent.


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