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Voice calls in the context of ongoing relationships – a welcome step forward?

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 public consultation of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020.


One seemingly small thing that the draft bill covers is bringing an Exemption from section 43 of the Personal Data Protection Act, the PDPA, into the Act itself. Here is how that is being done. It will lift the existing limitation to sending messages in the context of an ongoing relationship to fax messages and text messages only. It will enable voice calls to be made to Singapore telephone numbers in the context of an ongoing relationship.


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