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Singapore: COVID-19 – New anti-discrimination conditions for Employment Agencies

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Both employers and recruiters who place candidates with employers should note that, in the face of difficult labour market conditions arising from COVID-19 and the Circuit Breaker movement restrictions affecting the conduct of business, MOM continues policies to strengthen job opportunities for Singaporeans to ensure the foreign workforce complements, and not substitute, the local workforce. Recognising the significant role played by labour market intermediaries in fair hiring practices, MOM will impose new anti-discrimination obligations for licensed Employment Agencies (EAs) from 1 October 2020. MOM will penalise EAs which fail to uphold fair hiring, and reward those EAs which show their strong commitment to fair recruitment practices and assist employers in strengthening their Singaporean core.

Singapore: Public consultation on proposed licensing scheme for collective management organisations

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On 3 June 2020, the Ministry of Law ("MinLaw") and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOS") launched a public consultation on "Proposed Licence Conditions and Code of Conduct for Collective Management Organisations" (the "Consultation Paper"). The proposed amendments follow from the responses received during the Copyright Collective Rights Management Ecosystem Public Consultation 2017, and forms part of the ongoing review of Singapore's copyright regime. It seeks to implement a regulatory framework for Collective Management Organisations ("CMOs"), which are currently unregulated.

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Singapore: Keeping pace with the digital economy – Public consultation on Singapore’s Personal Data...

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Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) are conducting a public consultation on significant proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the Spam Control Act (SCA), after taking into consideration the feedback received in 3 previous public consultations.

Singapore: Health Sciences Authority of Singapore clamps down on products making false COVID-19-related claims

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The Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) has been clamping down on the sale of products with false and misleading claims that purport to diagnose, prevent or treat COVID-19. Through intensified surveillance on online marketplaces and local retailers, the HSA has taken down more than 1700 listings of such products online, and issued more than 1600 warning letters to sellers and companies marketing such products.

Singapore: Data Protection Authority issues advise on data collection for COVID-19 contact tracing

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In light of COVID-19, the PDPC issued an advisory to guide organizations in the proper collection of personal data for purposes of contact tracing.

Global: COVID-19 Checklist for Financial Institutions

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In addition to the human tragedy, COVID-19 challenges the financial sector's operating and business models and engages a wide range of law and regulation....

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