Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission has released a guide on basic data-anonymization techniques, Bloomberg reports. The agency released the guide to help companies comply with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act, where anonymous data is exempt from its rules as long as it poses no risks of being re-identified. If an organization anonymizes its data, it would not need to comply with the parts of the law covering data accuracy, retention and cross-border data transfers. The PDPC is advising companies to seek training or outside services to conduct data anonymization, as the guide warns readers its techniques are not guaranteed to keep data from re-identification.
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