BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release
Singapore has modern digital economy laws in most areas. For example, the Electronic Transactions Act 2010 implements the United Nations Convention on Electronic Contracting, which Singapore has ratified. Singapore also has up-to-date cybercrime laws and intellectual property laws.
Singapore privacy law has now come into force, and provides a balanced approach between protecting personal information and facilitating innovation in cloud computing and the digital economy.
Singapore has some minor Internet censorship in place but generally promotes innovative business practices that are free from tariffs and government intervention. However, in mid-2015, Singapore terminated its membership as a Certificate Consuming Member of the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA). This represents a setback in efforts to harmonize international certification arrangements.
Singapore has excellent information (IT) infrastructure and is developing a national network to bring high-speed fiber to the home.
Singapore’s score improved slightly, but its ranking fell two places — to 7th — in 2015 as it was overtaken by fast-improving countries. Only one point separates the countries between 4th place and 7th place in the 2015 rankings, so even small changes have an impact.