The gig economy, boosted by the proliferation of digital platforms, has grown significantly in Singapore, and according to its former minister for manpower, it will continue to. Charmian Aw, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, writes for Privacy Tracker, "As online marketplaces find innovative ways to tap into large pools of workers and customers through the harnessing of real-time information and personal data, they are able to generate increasingly efficient matches." This poses an important question: "Who is responsible for personal data in the gig economy?" Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act defines an "organization" to include any individual unless they're acting in a personal or domestic capacity, so is a gig worker as liable as the platform?
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