January 18, 2022

Summary of the PDPC Guide to Data Disposal

Data protection isn't just about hackers and cyber crime.  The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) released its “Guide to Disposal of Personal Data on Physical Medium.” in July 2016.  It takes an in-depth look at how businesses must protect data on physical media - particularly paper - to comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).  

The PDPC is now actively fining organisations for breaches of Personal Data Protection law, and data breaches are hitting the headlines in Singapore.  Increasing public awareness means that following best practice guidelines on collection, use and disclosure of personal data is more crucial now than ever before.  To help you navigate these personal data protection guidelines we have created a summary of the PDPC guide’s messages, key points and best practices.  You'll learn:

  • The PDPC's recommended acceptable disposal methods for personal data
  • The basic rules of physical data protection
  • Typical data disposal mistakes you need to avoid for PDPA compliance
  • Some easy-to-implement data protection best practice tips


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