This insurance agent might be stealing your personal data

By March 1, 2017Current

TL;DR – When there’s a will, there’s a way.

Sometime ago in January 2013, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) was established to administer and enforce the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA). Since then, Singaporeans have enjoyed the option to put themselves on the Do Not Call (DNC) registrar and free ourselves from telemarketers and unsolicited sales calls.

Though I guess we can’t say the same for said telemarketers and salespersons.

As the wise old adage ‘when there’s a will, there’s a way’ goes,  a particularly creative individual managed to come out with a way around the PDPA.

Here the Facebook post from the “victim” of said incident,

To be honest, I have to give it to this guy for his innovativeness (if he did come up with this idea himself) but I guess getting people to sign something under an impression that it is purely for a donation ain’t too cool. Making use of someone’s compassion to obtain their personal data?

According to the victim, this guy actually has a license for the donation but I certainly don’t think this license entitles him to act as such.

Moral of the story? Always read what you sign on.


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