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Reminder on NRIC Advisory Guidelines Compliance Deadline

26 Aug 2019

The PDPC today issued a reminder that organisations must not indiscriminately collect, use, retain or disclose National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) and other national identification numbers from 1 September 2019, when the updated NRIC Advisory Guidelines (NRIC AG) take effect. 

To help organisations comply with the updated NRIC AG, the PDPC and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), have developed and made available the following resources:

  • A technical guide on how organisations can replace NRIC collection with alternative identifiers such as customer IDs. The guide has been updated with information on SG-Verify;

  • Pre-approved solutions available on the SME Portal’s Tech Depot for functions such as visitor management, point of sales and customer relationship management; and

  • New template notices which commercial and residential buildings can put up for visitor management.

Organisations can also consider using the SG-Verify service, which is an in-built feature of SingPass Mobile that enable faster identity verification checks and secure data transfer through QR Code scanning.

FAQs can be found at Listing of relevant legislations requiring the collection of NRIC numbers can be found at



Last updated on 26 August 2019