11 November 2019
Dear members and friends of SACC
We are aware of the revised Advisory Guidelines on the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) for NRIC and other National Identification Numbers that the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) issued on 31 August 2018. The Diocese of Singapore has released a memo to all Anglican parishes in Singapore on 5 August 2019 providing guidance and recommendations on the subject matter.
Following Diocese of Singapore recommendations, we wish to inform you that SACC will discontinue the collection of NRIC Numbers / Foreign Identification Numbers (FIN) / Birth Certificate Numbers / Work Permit Numbers (collectively referred to as “ID” from here on). In its place, we may request for collection of partial ID numbers and visual verification of ID, for proof of identity.
As SACC has in her current possession ID numbers of members, we seek your understanding that we are continuing with the storage of existing ID numbers in our church database, while we complete the enhancement to our system. We expect to complete the removal / redaction of the ID numbers stored by SACC the end of 2019.
We assure you that we will undertake proper safeguarding measures to protect your personal data (including NRIC Numbers / FIN / Birth Certificate Numbers / Work Permit Numbers) under our care.
Please do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries or concerns. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your continuous support!
Data Protection Officer