From 1st Sept 2019, it will be illegal for organisations to collect, use or disclose NRIC numbers or make copies of the identity card, under stricter rules spelt out by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC).This applies to Birth Certificate, Foreign Identification Numbers and Work Permit Numbers.
NRIC numbers or copies of the NRIC can only be obtained or shared if they are required by law, such as when subscribing to a new phone line, making a doctor’s appointment, checking into a hotel, or visit to a massage parlour.
NRIC details may also be collected when it is necessary to precisely verify an individual’s identity “to a high degree of fidelity”. This would include visiting pre-schools or transactions involving healthcare (hospitals), financial (banks and insurance companies) or real estate (properties) matters.
More information may be found at https://www.pdpc.gov.sg/Legislation-and-Guide…/NRIC-Extracts