On 5 February 2018, Singapore passed the Cybersecurity Bill No. 2/2018 (‘the Bill’), a draft of which had previously been issued for public consultation on 10 July 2017. The Bill, which was sponsored by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (‘CSA’) and the Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information (‘MCI’), significantly strengthens the regulation of critical information infrastructure (‘CII’) in Singapore and creates a new Commissioner of Cybersecurity (‘the Commissioner’) with significant authority to investigate cyber security incidents in Singapore. In this article, Yuet Ming Tham, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP, analyses the progression and implications of the Bill, in terms of its focus on CII and duties of the new Commissioner.
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