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Category Archives: Law

Singapore proposes to combine the Spam Control Act and the Do Not Call Law

Spam Control

Currently, the Do Not Call provisions regulate direct marketing messages that are transmitted by text, fax or call to phone numbers in Singapore while the Spam Control Act applies to bulk electronic messages sent for marketing purposes. The proposal further expands the reach to cover unsolicited marketing messages sent to instant messaging identifiers on social […]

Singapore: Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act – Impact on Investigations

Criminal Procedure Code

Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act Amendments On 19 March 2018, the Singapore Parliament approved a suite of new criminal justice reforms by way of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC“) and the Evidence Act (“EA“). The CPC provides the framework for criminal investigations and the procedure for criminal hearings, and the EA provides […]

Singapore Businesses Can Turn GDPR Into a Transformational Opportunity

GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable across the member states. It is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the union as well as addressing the export of personal data outside the EU. While the regulation is primarily focused on business operating […]

Singapore Commission Proposes Amendments To Competition Act 

The Bill: The Singapore Parliament passed a bill giving the Competition Commission of Singapore (or CCS) regulatory powers over consumer protection. The expanded body is now (effective 1 April 2018) called the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (or CCCS), and it will adopt its consumer protection functions in the second half of 2018. The […]