Daily Archives: 2019-03-30

HSA reveals greater security lapse in blood bank database than originally found; data breach issue to be raised in Parliament on Monday

There was “more access” to the data of over 800,000 blood donors “than had been initially assessed by” vendor Secur Solutions Group (SSG), said the Health Sciences Authority on Sat (30 Mar), based on the vendor’s statement. The Straits Times reported SSG as saying that “subsequent forensic analysis revealed that the server was also accessed suspiciously from several other IP …

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Singapore applies Unesco bid for its hawker culture

Singaporean authorities – the National Heritage Board (NHB), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Federation of Merchants’ Associations (FMAS) – have officially submitted the nomination documents on Wednesday (27 March) to put hawker culture in Singapore on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Although the Singapore Botanic Gardens was made Unesco World Heritage Site …

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Netizens call for stronger enforcement against e-scooter riders

Following a series of traffic accidents involving e-scooter, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has posted a reminder on its Facebook page to individuals who own e-scooter to register their devices. If they do it by 31 March 2019, they will be able to enjoy a waiver of S$20 registration fee. In March 2018, the Government accepted the Active Mobility Advisory …

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Anti-“fake news” Bill to be introduced in Parliament, Govt may instruct online news platforms to “display corrections”: PM Lee

A piece of legislation specifically targeting the proliferation of “fake news” will soon make its way into Parliament, just over a year after the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods was formed. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed on Fri (29 Mar) that the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill will be read for the first time in the …

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Parliamentary questions for 1 April 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:30pm on Monday, 1 April 2019, for the 102nd session of the 13th Parliament. *51 oral questions and 32 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be two Ministerial Statements presented in this parliament sitting: 1. Restricting Hate Speech to Maintain Racial and Religious Harmony in Singapore – Minister for Home …

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