Malaysia pushes digital initiatives forward with chief digital business officer

Newly created role to chart new digital business strategies and development initiatives. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has brought on board Aiza Azreen Ahmad in the newly-created role as Chief Digital Business Officer (CDBO). MDEC is a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia…

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Moving Singapore towards a digital economy

An enabler to enhance Singapore’s competitiveness. The Singapore Government has passed the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, to amend the Electronic Transactions Act (ETA), and make consequential and related amendments to the Bills of Lading Act and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act. To facilitate electronic transactions for…

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Singapore Government amends Personal Data Protection Act

First review of the PDPA since enactment in 2012. Proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to address Singapore’s evolving digital economy needs, and related amendments to the Spam Control Act (SCA), were passed in Parliament in the first week of November 2020. This is the first comprehensive…

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ASEAN and Australia work on cyber policy and digital economy

Cyber issues and digital economy discussions hold prominence during the 32nd ASEAN Australia forum. During the 32nd ASEAN-Australia forum, the region agreed on having stronger ongoing cooperation on cyber issues, building on the success of the inaugural ASEAN-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue in 2018. Representatives of ASEAN Member States (AMS) and…

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