Changes in Deskera HRMS to Comply with Singapore PDPA


Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) was established on Jan 2, 2013 to administer and enforce the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA). In Aug 2018, it published advisory guidelines on the PDPA for NRIC and other national identification numbers, which came into effect from Sep 1, 2019.

Our customers (i.e. employers) have to use Deskera HRMS to store NRIC/FIN/Passport number of their employees in order to facilitate statutory functions like

  • IRAS 8A e-Submission
  • IRAS 8S e-Submission
  • Appendix 8A
  • Appendix 8B
  • IRAS 8A Amendment
  • IR21
  • CPF e-Submission
  • CPF 91
  • CPF 92

You may refer to our privacy policy to understand how we use your personal data.

Changes in Deskera HRMS w.e.f. Sep 1, 2019

Deskera HRMS now masks NRIC, FIN and Passport number as per the latest recommendations published by PDPC, wherever it is displayed for non-statutory purposes e.g.

  • User profile
  • Payslips
  • Payroll reports
  • System reports
  • Custom reports

Masked NRIC numbers are shown with visible last three digits and last alphabet.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may seek more details from your Deskera Vendor or write to us at hello at

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