Singapore launched the Singapore Standard ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery management systems on 12 April 2017, following a public consultation.
On 3 April 2017, the Singapore Parliament passed proposed changes to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act. The parliamentary debates on the amendment Bill shed further light on Singapore's legislative framework for combatting cybercrime.
The Personal Data Protection Commission has recently introduced and updated its advisory guidelines to help companies better protect personal data in compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act.
Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.
Since the Personal Data Protection Act came into force on 2 July 2014, the Personal Data Protection Commission has published a number of enforcement decisions taken against 22 organisations for breaching various obligations under the Act.
If a company's lawyers interview the company's employees as part of an internal investigation, can legal advice privilege protect the contents of the interview and any notes taken by the lawyers from later disclosure to a regulator or in subsequent court proceedings?
Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.
The new Cybersecurity Act will institute standards for incident reporting, audits and risk assessments. It will also facilitate the sharing of cybersecurity information, and mandate the participation of critical information infrastructure operators in cybersecurity exercises.
Singapore will embark on a new cybersecurity strategy which aims to establish a resilient cyber environment for the country.
Trade between Singapore and Australia is strong as the value of two-way goods trade was AUD 16.2 billion in 2015. Both countries took steps to make it even stronger when they completed the 3rd review and signed updates to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement on 13 October 2016.