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Singapore Consults on Groundbreaking Health Information Bill

On December 11, 2023, Singapore’s Ministry of Health launched a public consultation exercise on a proposed Health Information Bill (Bill), with a draft expected to be tabled in Parliament in the first half of 2024. Whilst extensive industry consultations have been conducted on the proposed provisions of the Bill involving 39 focus groups and over … Continue Reading

Singapore to Pass Comprehensive Health Data Law

On December 4, 2023, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (Ministry) announced that the nation’s first ever comprehensive health data law, the Health Information Bill (Bill), will be introduced in mid-2024. A set of Cyber & Data Security Guidelines for Healthcare Providers (Guidelines) was also published. Of particular importance is that these Guidelines will frame and eventually … Continue Reading

Singapore Updates Data Privacy Rules for Healthcare Sector

Nine years after its initial inception, Singapore’s data protection authority (Commission) published in September 2023 an updated set of advisory guidelines for the healthcare sector (Revised Guidelines). As with other advisory guidelines issued by the Commission, the Revised Guidelines are not intended to be legally binding, but will guide the interpretation and enforcement of Singapore’s … Continue Reading

The Impact of India’s New Privacy Law on Healthcare

In August 2023, India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act (Act) received presidential assent, formalizing its first ever comprehensive and union-wide data protection law. The Act differs in many respects from a preceding version that was withdrawn in 2022, and reflects intensive discussion and revisions since then. In its final form, the Act reflects the central … Continue Reading

Singapore Open-sources World’s First AI Governance Testing Framework and Toolkit

Singapore has open-sourced the world’s first AI governance testing framework and toolkit, called “AI Verify”. As a single integrated software toolkit operating within a user’s enterprise environment, AI Verify allows users to conduct technical tests on their AI models, and record process checks for reporting to any shareholders or regulatory bodies. Additional toolkits can be … Continue Reading
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