14 Jan '13, 10am

Singapore Parliament passes amended Computer Misuse Act, non-compliance with govt now an offense

Singapore's Parliament has passed the amended Computer Misuse Act, which enables the government to thwart potential cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. According to a statement by The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday , the government organization is now allowed to order a person or organization to act against any cyberattack before it has begun. The law has also been renamed as the "Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act". However, due to the severity of the threat cyberattacks can pose to the country, non-compliance with this direction, or obstructing a person from complying with the Minister's directions to him, will be made an offense which may result in a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine of S$50,000 (US$40,753). "The proposed legislative amendments will provide the government with greater ability to work with our stakeholders to take timely actions ag...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/sg/spore-beefs-up-cybersecurity-law-...

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