PDPA vs. GDPR: A Broad Comparison


One of the main objectives of data protection regulations such as Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the European Union's General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) is to ensure that any organisation does not use personal data without the person's consent. 

As both PDPA and GDPR sets out a list of guidelines for organisations on how they can use the personal data of individuals, both data protection regulations also set out cases where exemptions to consent may apply. In Singapore, the list of use cases for consent exemption outlined under the PDPA Consent and Exceptions to Consent Provisions. Meanwhile, European Union outlined matters related to consent exemption under GDPR's Six Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data.

Discover the key differences between the two on the infographic below: