Singapore releases Second Edition of the Model Artificial Intelligence Governance Framework

Singapore released the Second Edition of the Model Artificial Intelligence Governance Framework on 21 January 2020. The second edition incorporates the experiences of organisations that have adopted AI and feedback from Singapore's participation in leading international platforms on AI.

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New Act Enhances Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution in Singapore

The Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill aims to reform Singapore's intellectual property dispute resolution system by consolidating most civil IP disputes in the High Court, clarifying that IP disputes can be arbitrated in Singapore, and implementing processes to improve the quality of patents issued in Singapore.

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IMDA Conducted a Public Consultation on the Review of the Electronic Transactions Act

The Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) recently launched a Public Consultation in its review of the Electronic Transactions Act (ETA). The ETA review aims to strengthen Singapore's position as a hub for electronic transactions by expanding the ETA's coverage to apply to more documents and transactions and confirming the ETA's application to emerging technologies.

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Recent PDPC Decisions Focus on the PDPA Protection Obligation

Recent cases of the Personal Data Protection Commission highlight that organisations must implement appropriate security measures to protect personal data in their possession or control, which are appropriate to the sensitive nature of such data. Adequate training and thorough testing are important components of these required security arrangements.

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MAS Consults on Payment Services Notices and Guidelines

The Monetary Authority of Singapore published a Consultation Paper on Payment Services Notices and Guidelines detailing the proposed notices and guidelines applicable to payment services providers under the Payment Services Act 2019 (PSA), including requirements relating to reporting, cyber security measures, conduct of business and public disclosure statements.

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