Partner and Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, Jonathan Kok, quoted in The Straits Times on cyber security breaches

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Partner and Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, Jonathan Kok, was quoted in The Straits Times articles titled ‘Three in five SMEs hit by cyber security breaches over last 12 months: Survey’ and ‘Singapore SMEs taking risk of cyber attacks too lightly: Experts’.

The articles were first published in The Straits Times on 17th and 18th January 2019 respectively.

Three in five SMEs hit by cyber security breaches over last 12 months: Survey

Singapore SMEs taking risk of cyber attacks too lightly: Experts

Source: The Straits Times
Date: 17 & 18 January 2019
Author: Irene Tham

A new requirement will be tabled in Parliament this year requiring organisations to report breaches to the PDPC. The revised Personal Data Protection Act will also require individuals affected by a breach to be notified.

Organisations found guilty of being tardy in reporting can be fined up to $1 million.
Technology lawyer Jonathan Kok of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing said, however, that the PDPC could do some policing and random audits.

“If SMEs think they will not be caught, they will not bother to report breaches,” he said.

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