Date: 31 August 2018, Author: Hariz Baharudin, Source: ST

Title: Collecting NRIC numbers and making copies of the identity card will be illegal from Sept 1, 2019

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/collecting-nric-numbers-and-making-copies-of-the-identity-card-will-be-illegal-from-sept-1

Brief: Wef 1 September 2019, the practice of collecting or making copies of NRICs will be deemed illegal, unless required by law or if necessary to prove one’s identity. According to the Personal Data Commission’s (PDPC) newly released guidelines, the same restrictions apply to Birth Certificate, foreign identity and work permits. Only if required by law or if necessary to prove one’s identity can organisations then be allowed to ask for NRIC numbers.