Know your rights!
Know your rights!
How do we enforce it? If merchant already did it, can we report to police?
ST states it breaches data protection law
Meanwhile can also ring up your bank, your credit card company, CASE, FIDReC, MAS, SPH while livestreaming your personal confrontation on social media and networking websites with seconds by seconds commentary.
And why does this not deserve to be reported since a breach of data privacy law has occured?
The only preventative measure is to warn the cashier not to double swipe. Whether he/she understands or listens, it's another story.
Since most terminals run on chip readers I think we can destroy the magnetic stripe.
What's the point – just trying their luck on tourists and the minority that have may recently activated their card for overseas use?The Association of Banks (ABS) has said that all 10 card-issuing banks in Singapore will deactivate the magnetic strips on credit and debit cards by 1 October.
All new cards will have their magnetic strips inactive by default.
Although the wording on some of the banks' sites does make me wonder if the stripes are deactivated only for overseas use, but remain valid locally (if that is even possible).
From 1 October 2013, the magnetic stripe on all credit and debit cards will be deactivated for overseas transactions.
http://www.ocbc.com.sg/personal-bank...-services.htmlIn line with the industry’s measures to enhance cards’ security, the magnetic stripe on all DBS/POSB Credit, Debit and ATM Cards will be disabled for overseas use.
http://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/mobil...stripe/faq.pdfIn line with the industry's measures to enhance credit cards security, the magnetic stripe on your ANZ Credit Card(s) will be deactivated for overseas use with effect from 7 September 2013.