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Daily Archives: 2018-07-25

Member of public shares photo of school’s carpark reserved for Education Minister and other VIPs, asks why they don’t have discipline to park their cars at the HDB carpark

A member of the public has shared with TOC about how carparks were reserved for VIPs at Orchid Park Secondary School (OPSS) the night before the racial harmony day celebration on 20 July and questioned why didn't the Education Minister Ong Ye Kung along with the other superintendents of the North Zones have the discipline to park their cars at the …

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SingHealth fiasco: Interim Internet Surfing Separation measures taken by three national healthcare clusters

Following the cyberattack on SingHealth earlier this month, temporary Internet surfing separation measures have been implemented within the three public healthcare clusters on 23 July in a bid to strengthen IT security systems. In a press release by the Ministry of Health (MOH), it was stated that two other public healthcare clusters – National Healthcare Group (NHG), which serves the …

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MAS orders more stringent controls of customer verification methods

Following the recent cybersecurity breach involving the personal particulars and medical data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients, including those of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has circulated a reminder to all banks to "tighten their customer verification processes". In a press release dated 24 July, MAS declared that banks in Singapore are "already required …

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IMDA and PDPC launch pilot for Data Protection Trustmark certification scheme

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) launched an open call for organisations to participate in a pilot for Singapore’s Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) certification. In a joint statement on Wednesday (25 July), the authorities stated that the scheme aims to foster sound, transparent and accountable data protection practices among Singapore based organisations and was …

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Where are the checks and balances in the government?

by Wee Lee Sum I believe most of the affected should have been informed by SingHealth of the severe breach in the confidentiality of their medical records, in the same manner, they handled the notorious Hepatitis C outbreak following the conclusion of GE 2015. This is just the tip of the iceberg as I discovered after patronizing a polyclinic which used …

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Lim Tean: Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done

by Lim Tean This is not Masak Masak! It has affected 1.5 million Singaporeans !! Like most Singaporeans, I am shocked and outraged at the cyber attack which our incompetent People's Action Par Government allowed to happen by not putting inadequate safeguards. It is the most serious security breach in our Nation’s history. When the Government announced the Committee of …

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Five officers charged for involvement in death of SCDF NSF

The court has charged five Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers who were involved in a ragging incident that led to the death of a full-time national serviceman (NSF) in May. CPL Kok Yuen Chin, an SCDF Full-Time National Serviceman from Tuas View Fire Station, who was celebrating his impending ORD with his squad mates, passed away on 13 May. According to …

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Add your own creative energy to this year’s Singapore Night Festival

Entering a new decade, the 11th Singapore Night Festival will get visitors involved in the installations and spark some creativity. Festival goers can find themselves walking along an alleyway near Armenian street and activate motions sensors that light up objects on the graffiti walls or walk through the lawn of the National Museum of Singapore which will be transformed into …

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