Attempt by Hollywood studios to identify illegal downloaders dismissed by the High Court

Background In August 2016, Hollywood film studios QOTD Film Investment Ltd and Voltage Pictures, represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (SSLC), applied for a court order to compel local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to release information about subscribers who allegedly infringed their copyright by illegally downloading their movies. The movies…

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5 Areas in Which Businesses Can Learn From K Box’s Breach of the PDPA

The Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) recently published its inaugural decision, which concerned data breaches by K Box Entertainment Group Pte. Ltd. (“K Box”) and Finantech Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“Finantech”). This article extracts the salient insights from the PDPC’s findings that can serve as learning points for businesses. Personal data…

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