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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Op-ed: Children's digital rights, privacy need updates in Singapore Related reading: Global News Roundup — Sept. 16–23, 2019

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In an op-ed for Today, Singapore University of Technology and Design Communication and Technology Professor Sun Sun Lim writes that recent amendments to Singapore's Children and Young Persons Act fell short regarding protections and improvements to children's digital rights and privacy. Lim said that new amendments, which include raising the protected age from 16 to 18, should have come with ways to ensure children "enjoy the rights to privacy from their data being harvested and mined for profit." Lim suggests requirements for greater transparency related to children's data collection would be one way to "hold companies to task" while clearer terms of services would be another.
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