Collecting IC numbers and making photocopies will be illegal in Singapore from next year


Physically holding on to an individual's NRIC, unless required by law, will not be allowed in Singapore from Sept 1, 2019. – The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): From Sept 1 next year, it will be illegal for organisations here to collect, use or disclose NRIC numbers or make copies of the identity card, under stricter rules spelt out on Friday (Aug 31) by the Personal Data Protection Commission.

For years, places like shopping malls have collected NRIC numbers when registering customers for lucky draws and memberships or even to track parking redemptions.

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