The main data protection rules under the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) and the Personal Data Protection Regulations took effect on 2 July 2014, with several Advisory Guidelines issued later in September 2014.

The topics covered under the Advisory Guidelines range from (1) Advisory Guidelines covering selected topics such as Analytics and Research, Anonymisation, Closed-circuit television cameras, Employment, National identification number, Online Activities, Data Activities relating to Minors and Photography to (2) sector specific guidelines covering Education, Healthcare and Social Service.

It is advisable for all organisations that process or deal with personal data relating to individuals to familiarize themselves with the PDPA, its Regulations and all Advisory Guidelines – accessible from PDPC website under Legislation Guidelines.