Personal Data Protection Act: Trivia Quiz

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Personal Data Protection Act: Trivia Quiz

How much do you know about Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act? Many people can access private data and choose to use it maliciously. This is why the PDP Act was put in place to control what can be shared under different circumstances and to whom. If you have some doubts about how well you understand the act and want to verify how true they are, you can check out this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Did you already hear about the PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act in Singapore? What can you explain to me about this new Act?
    • A. 

      Yes I know about it

    • B. 

      No, I don't know about it

    • C. 

      Unsure about my knowledge

  • 2. 
    Does your organization have in place policies and procedures with regard to ensuring compliance with the Act?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I don't know

  • 3. 
    John Tan is a male Singaporean of 21 years of age. By themselves, general characteristics such as “male”, “Singaporean” and “21 years of age” are not able to identify a particular individual. John Tan fills up a membership form which asks for his full name, gender, nationality and age. QUESTION: Does the information provided by John considered as Personal Data?
    • A. 

      Yes- All the data

    • B. 

      Yes - Partially

    • C. 

      No

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 4. 
    QUESTION: From the list bellow which information could be seen as Personal data under the PDPA?: • Full name • NRIC or FIN number • Passport number • Photograph or video image of an individual • Mobile telephone number • Personal email address • Thumbprint • DNA profile • Name and residential address
    • A. 

      Only Full name, NRIC, FIN number, Passport number, Email Address

    • B. 

      All of the information

    • C. 

      Name and residential address & telephone number

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 5. 
    As part of a research study, a participant is requested to submit information to the research institute, comprising all of the following: • The participant’s name • A general description of the participant, e.g. 30 year old married Chinese female of AB+ blood type; • Educational institutions that the participant has attended; • The participant’s occupation The research institute replaces the participant’s name with a randomly generated tag in order to safeguard the participant’s anonymity. Without the name, the research institute cannot use the rest of the information to identify a specific individual. However, the research institute continues to hold the key that can reverse the randomization and reinstate the participant’s name. QUESTION: Are the personal hold by the Institute still seen as Personal Data?
    • A. 

      Yes - All of them

    • B. 

      Yes but only the participant’s name

    • C. 

      No - participant’s name have been removed

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 6. 
    A business wishes to sell its products to households within a certain area around its location. It engages a service provider to distribute flyers advertising its products to all residential addresses within the area without collecting or using the names or other personal data of individuals living at those addresses. QUESTION: Is the residential addresses seen as personal data?
    • A. 

      Yes - Personal data

    • B. 

      No - Not personal data

    • C. 

      I don't know

  • 7. 
    John picks up a photograph from his friend’s table which clearly shows the image of an individual. QUESTION: Is the picture considered as holding any personal data?
    • A. 

      Yes - We can identify the person on the picture

    • B. 

      No - The picture doesn't have any name

    • C. 

      No - The picture below to a friend of John

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 8. 
    An adventure camp company records emergency contact information for all the participants in the adventure camp. This emergency contact information comprises the name, address and telephone number of the individual whom the organization will contact in the event of an emergency. Bernie’s emergency contact is her husband, Bernard, and she provides his contact details to the company as her emergency contact information. QUESTION: Does the company is holding any personal data about one or more individual?
    • A. 

      Yes - Bernard's information only

    • B. 

      Yes - Bernie and Bernard's information

    • C. 

      No - Not considered as Personal Data

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 9. 
    At the registration booth of a corporate seminar, Sharon drops her business name card into a glass bowl by the side of the registration booth as she wishes to be on the seminar organiser’s mailing list for future invitations to similar seminars. Sharon’s business name card contains her name, position, business telephone number, business address, business electronic mail address and business fax number. QUESTION 1: Does the company has to seek Sharon’s consent to contact her about future seminars through her business contact information? QUESTION 2: Does the seminar organizer is required to care for collected information, and provide access to and correction of the business contact information collected?
    • A. 

      1) Yes, 2) Yes

    • B. 

      1) Yes, 2) No

    • C. 

      1) No, 2) Yes

    • D. 

      1) No, 2) No

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 10. 
    Sharon is signing up for a gym membership. She provides her business name card to the gym staff so that they can record her name and contact details in order to register her for the package. QUESTION: Does the information on Sharon's her business card considered as Personal Data?
    • A. 

      Yes - The information were provided for her personal purposes

    • B. 

      No - The information were from the business card

    • C. 

      I don't know