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Key takeaways

  • Singapore Parliament passes Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill
  • Bill expands scope of regulation of entities and computer systems to better respond to cybersecurity threats
  • Bill is part of broader mitigation of digital risks in Singapore

Authors: Bryan Tan


The Singapore Parliament passed the Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill (the Bill) on 7 May 2024, amending the Cybersecurity Act 2018 (the Act). The Act is Singapore’s legal framework for the supervision and maintenance of national cybersecurity by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), setting out measures to prevent, manage and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents, and the Bill seeks to extend the scope of the Act over new technologies and business models that have emerged over the past few years. 

The Bill recognises that providers of essential services may operate critical computer systems overseas or rely on third party vendors to operate their critical information infrastructure (CII). These systems and CII may now be designated by the CSA, with responsibility remaining with the providers of essential services in Singapore.