S'pore to review Electronic Transactions Act

The government and Attorney-General's Chambers are seeking public feedback on proposed changes to the Act that will address new alternatives of electronic security, such as biometrics.

SINGAPORE--The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) are seeking feedback for the general review of the nation's Electronic Transactions Act (ETA) and the Electronic Transactions (Certification Authority) Regulations.

A key objective of the public consultation is to facilitate discussions on the accommodation of new alternatives of electronic security such as biometrics, into the ETA, according to a press statement released by the IDA today.

Enacted in July 1998, the ETA establishes the legislative framework for electronic transactions in Singapore, and provides for the legal recognition and usage of electronic signatures and electronic records.

All views and comments should be submitted in writing, to reach the AGC, by noon August 17 this year. IDA and AGC will then propose appropriate changes to the ETA based on the comments received.

The joint consultation paper can be downloaded from IDA or ACG Web sites.