Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act 2013 in operation from 13 March 2013

22 March 2013

The Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act 2013 (Commencement) Notification 2013 was published on 13 March 2013 to notify that the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act 2013 has come into operation on 13 March 2013.

The Act seeks to amend the Computer Misuse Act (Cap. 50A) to enable the Government to take more effective and timely measures to prevent, detect and counter cyber attacks that may threaten national security, essential services, defence or the foreign relations of Singapore. It does this by expanding the scope of the existing section 15A.

The Act also makes consequential amendments to other written laws, including the Goods and Services Tax Act and the Income Tax Act, by including the words “and Cybersecurity” after the words “Computer Misuse” in the definitions of “computer” and “computer output”.

Source: e-Gazette