Any data protection regulations should be a combination of government legislation and industry self-regulation, says the chairman of the Direct Marketing Association of Singapore (DMAS). Last month, Singapore's minister for information, communication and the arts announced that the government will provide a "baseline standard for data protection in 2012" and propose new data protection laws, ZDNet reports. DMAS Chairman Lisa Watson said, "Most companies do care about data protection and want to do 'honest business,' but it never occurred to them that how they do it may not be right or that they should question where the data came from, how it was collected or whether there was consent."
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