Introducing Singapore’s new draft Cybersecurity Bill
Jul12

Introducing Singapore’s new draft Cybersecurity Bill

On 10 July 2017, Singapore’s long-awaited draft Cybersecurity Bill was introduced. This is a timely development, especially in view of recent cybersecurity attacks such as the Advanced Persistent Threat attacks targeting two of Singapore’s universities and the global WannaCry and Petya / Petna malware attacks. As a small and highly connected nation, Singapore is dependent on info-communications technology, and cybersecurity threats...

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Singapore criminalises online gambling – who is affected?
Jan29

Singapore criminalises online gambling – who is affected?

From Monday, 2 February 2015, the full force of Singapore’s extensive new Remote Gambling Act will be felt, both inside and outside of Singapore. The Act will criminalise the entire spectrum of remote gambling activities. The restrictions are extremely broad and will be felt by operators, agents, brokers, service providers, broadcasters, advertising networks, payment processors, financial institutions, ISPs – and, of course...

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Singapore to regulate taxi apps – but more detail is needed
Nov23

Singapore to regulate taxi apps – but more detail is needed

Taxi apps like GrabTaxi, Uber and Hailo will soon be regulated by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA). Singapore is one of the world’s most expensive places to own a car and taxis are a part of everyday life for many residents. Third party taxi apps have seen a surge in popularity in 2014, driven in large part by increasingly competitive promotions targeted at both passengers and drivers. Let’s take a look at...

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The battle for World Cup TV rights isn’t over yet
Jan30

The battle for World Cup TV rights isn’t over yet

In case it escaped your attention, the FIFA World Cup is a mere five months away. As Ronaldo, Messi and the rest gear up for the world’s single most-viewed sporting event, the battle for broadcasting rights in South-East Asia isn’t over yet. Indeed, the international coaches are not the only ones who are fine-tuning their World Cup tactics: there is plenty for broadcasters in Singapore and Thailand to play for too....

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Singapore website misses registration deadline, shuts down
Dec11

Singapore website misses registration deadline, shuts down

The “Breakfast Network”, a Singaporean political commentary website, is to shut down, after it failed to meet a deadline set by Singapore’s media regulator, the Media Development Authority (MDA), to register. The requirement for websites to register has been around since May, when the MDA announced that sites reporting on Singapore-related issues and that have a substantial Singapore following would have to obtain a...

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