30 Sep '11, 9am

Changes to Evidence Act proposed: SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Law is proposing amendments to the Evidence Act (EA...

Changes to Evidence Act proposed: SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Law is proposing amendments to the Evidence Act (EA...

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Law is proposing amendments to the Evidence Act (EA) to allow computer output evidence to be treated just like all other forms of evidence. The EA defines "computer output evidence" to mean not just computer print-outs, but also any statement or representation -- whether in audio, visual, graphical, multi-media, printed, pictorial, written or any other form -- which is produced by a computer or translated from a statement or representation so produced. Currently, computer evidence is subject to a higher threshold for admission because of concerns over reliability. This applies to documents and print-outs generated by computers, digital sound and video recordings produced by computers and metre readings from electronic devices. The ministry said stricter requirement imposed on such computer output evidence since 1996 is no longer justified because...

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