The Cybersecurity Act 2018 of Singapore (Act), which provides for the protection of critical information infrastructure (CII) and the regulation of cybersecurity service providers in Singapore, was recently amended by the Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 15/2024) (Bill). The amendments will come into operation on a date to be notified by the Minister for Communications and Information.

The Bill introduces significant changes to the Act, which will affect various stakeholders in the technology and cybersecurity ecosystem, including vendors, subcontractors, and service providers providing services to support CII or essential services. The amendments address recent technology developments and changes in industry practices. The regulatory coverage of the Act will also be extended to address evolving cybersecurity risks. The Bill therefore represents a timely update to the cybersecurity regulatory framework in Singapore.

This update summarises the key changes introduced by the Bill.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Bill or the Act, or if you require any assistance in reviewing your cybersecurity policies and practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.

LAM Chung Nian
Head – Intellectual Property, Technology & Data
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Kylie PEH
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