Parliament Sitting on 4 September 2020

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER


17. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Communications and Information (a) how does the Government intend to respond to the US Clean Network Initiative while maintaining access to technologies from different providers; and (b) how does the Government intend to mitigate consequences or repercussions from any non-compliance with this initiative. 

Answer:

Singapore aims to leverage on the opportunities and benefits of digital technologies, while keeping our communications infrastructure and computer networks secure and resilient.

2. The Government is committed to working with partners, including overseas government counterparts, and technology and service providers in both bilateral and multilateral settings, to ensure that our infrastructure is reliable, safe and world-class.  We closely monitor all initiatives, including the US’ Clean Networks programme.  Our regulatory and security agencies will continue to work with trusted partners and in relevant multilateral platforms to enhance the security, diversity and resilience of our network systems.