Public not required to disclose NRIC numbers from Sept 1, 2019
Public not required to disclose NRIC numbers from Sept 1, 2019 when buying tickets, entering condos [TODAY Online]
https://www.gov.sg/news/content/public-not-required-to-disclose-nric-numbers-from-sept-1-2019 - News on 1st Sept 2018
Illegal For Companies To Photocopy NRICs & Collect IDs From 1 Sep 2019
Here are instances where it’s still legal to share your NRIC details:
- New phone line subscriptions
- Making a doctor’s appointment
- Checking into a hotel
- Healthcare transactions
- Financial, real estate transactions
When an individual has to be identified to a “high degree of fidelity”, NRIC details may still be collected to mitigate security risks.
However, the updated 1 Sep 2019 guidelines do not apply to government or public agencies.
Up to $1 million fine if not followed
Companies that do not adhere to the new guidelines could face fines of up to $1 million.