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Singapore privacy, are residents listed on any websites?

Post by adamo4 » Sun, 18 May 2014 11:15 pm

I hate it when I move to a country and then able find my name on Google on a ton of websites that record personal information.

Does this happen after moving to Singapore?

What about company owners, are those registered on any websites?

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 19 May 2014 1:10 am

No. In fact there are some regulations around publication of such records I believe.

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Post by beppi » Mon, 19 May 2014 3:58 am

Everybody can pretty much check all your registered data just by knowing (and entering at the right places) your NRIC number. Since that number is openly used in many places (e.g. when getting a bank account, library card, entering a lucky draw, subscribing at a fitness club, registering a product for warranty, etc. etc.) it is not possible to keep it confidential.
All business registration data (incl. owners, etc.) is openly available too, but at a small fee (S$5 when I checked last).
There is also no privacy law to speak of in Singapore. But things work pretty well - at least the authorities do not pretend about some confidentiality and then break all their own rules through an NSA or similar!

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Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 19 May 2014 7:52 am

You can ask Google to take certain stuff down. Depending on the particulars, they do honor these requests.

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Post by taxico » Mon, 19 May 2014 11:40 am

if you have a local land line, your name and address and phone number will be listed in the online directory.
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 19 May 2014 12:20 pm

taxico wrote:if you have a local land line, your name and address and phone number will be listed in the online directory.
Neither me nor my wife are listed, presumably there is an option at subscription to be 'ex-directory' ?

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 19 May 2014 1:31 pm

After I saw the OP's post I googled my NRIC number - nothing at all came up.

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Post by taxico » Mon, 19 May 2014 3:26 pm

JR8 wrote:
taxico wrote:if you have a local land line, your name and address and phone number will be listed in the online directory.
Neither me nor my wife are listed, presumably there is an option at subscription to be 'ex-directory' ?
yes, there's an unlisted number option but i can't remember if there's a recurring fee involved...
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Post by Brah » Mon, 19 May 2014 9:24 pm

I wanted just Internet and no phone service, last I checked I had to get a land line to get Internet. It's a waste of money when I already have two phones on mobile service.

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Post by adamo4 » Mon, 19 May 2014 9:32 pm

beppi wrote:Everybody can pretty much check all your registered data just by knowing (and entering at the right places) your NRIC number. Since that number is openly used in many places (e.g. when getting a bank account, library card, entering a lucky draw, subscribing at a fitness club, registering a product for warranty, etc. etc.) it is not possible to keep it confidential. All business registration data (incl. owners, etc.) is openly available too, but at a small fee (S$5 when I checked last). There is also no privacy law to speak of in Singapore. But things work pretty well - at least the authorities do not pretend about some confidentiality and then break all their own rules through an NSA or similar!
Can you name me some sites where I can do this NRIC lookup? I want to ask a friend to lookup his NRIC and see what he finds about himself..

Also, which site has the company lookup for S$5 ?

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Post by adamo4 » Mon, 19 May 2014 9:35 pm

Also, I'm wondering can you (or anyone) find out personal information on anyone living in Singapore?

Take Eduardo Saverin who moved to Singapore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin

Can you look up his information somewhere? Believe it or not, this is easy in many other countries which I don't like.

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Post by beppi » Mon, 19 May 2014 10:16 pm

adamo4 wrote:Can you name me some sites where I can do this NRIC lookup? I want to ask a friend to lookup his NRIC and see what he finds about himself..
Also, which site has the company lookup for S$5 ?
https://ienquiry.ica.gov.sg/home.do
https://eponline.mom.gov.sg/epol/PEPOLU ... yAction.do
https://wponline.mom.gov.sg/WPOLLoginCo ... OLNonLogin
http://www.acra.gov.sg
https://www.psi.gov.sg/NASApp/tmf/TMFSe ... ue&AN=PP01
There are more (for locals, and for checking who runs which business or who owns which property), but I am too lazy to google for you.
In addition, all official functions with access to the central database can see everything stored about you.

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