Singapore seeks digital innovations to bring a stronger economy

Heng Swee Keat Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance of Singapore delivered the country’s budget for 2021 financial year. Budget 2021: Emerging Stronger Together sets out the Government’s plans to continue to tackle our immediate challenges, and build a stronger Singapore that is economically…

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Build a talent pipeline in 5G and emerging technologies

Pivoting workforce to capture new digital growth opportunities and drive digital transformation across industries. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is partnering with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and telecommunications company Singtel to attract and build a ready pool of capable talent in 5G and…

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Singapore fortifies against any potential SolarWinds attacks

There was no indication thus far that Singapore’s CII and Government systems have been adversely affected by the SolarWinds breach. The Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran has assured the Singapore Government that the SolarWinds attack didn’t affect any departmental or enterprise networks. According to Minister Iswaran said there…

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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 saw an 80 per cent increase in scams during 2020

Total amount cheated was S$254.3 million, which is a 64.3 per cent increase compared to 2019 In a reply to Parliamentary Question on how the police tracks its performance in investigating and solving crimes involving online scams, K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law stated police have…

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TraceTogether app data will be used for criminal investigations

Singapore Govt. justifies COVID-19 trace app data use by the police Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan, has justified the Singapore Police Force empowerment under the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to obtain any data, including TraceTogether (TT) data, for criminal…

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Singapore and China strengthen digital connectivity

Government agencies on both sides are co-developing regulatory sandboxes to facilitate cross border data flows. At the apex annual bilateral platform between both countries, the Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative (SCI) has progressed in strengthening digital connectivity to grow Singapore’s digital economy. A pilot on paperless cross-border trade is on track to…

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A resilient, digital new normal for Asia

Singapore’s DPM looks at the digital future. COVID-19 has accelerated digitalisation and Industry 4.0 and many companies are responding to the fast-evolving situation, stated Heng Swee Keat, deputy prime minister of Singapore. DPM Keat made his remarks the opening ceremony of the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2020. He said manufacturers around…

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