SAFRA Shooting Club Personal Data Incident
On Sunday, 9 September 2018, a document containing personal data of 780 SAFRA Shooting Club (SSC) members, including their names, NRIC numbers, dates of birth, addresses and contact numbers, was wrongly attached to an email sent to the club’ members. The staff realised the error after the email was sent to 491 out of the intended 780 recipients.
Affected SSC members have been informed of the incident via email and SMS. SAFRA is also following up with phone calls to seek the members’ cooperation to delete the document. The Personal Data Protection Commission has also been notified.
SAFRA’s internal investigations have concluded that this is an isolated incident due to human error by the staff involved; disciplinary actions will be taken against the staff.
SAFRA places a high priority on safeguarding the confidentiality of personal data and has put in place additional processes to govern the management of these data. Apart from additional supervisory checks, all staff have been reminded on Personal Data Protection Act guidelines. This is over and above regular briefing and training sessions on personal data protection.
SAFRA will continue to strengthen the management of members' personal data. We apologise to all affected SSC members for this incident and any anxiety caused.