To combat the problem of spam, the Infocomm Development Authority and the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore jointly initiated a public consultation on 25th May 2004, resulting in the proposed Spam Control Bill (the “Bill”). The Bill (amended as a reulst of feedback) was presented for its first reading in Parliament on the 27th February 2007, a subsequent second reading on the 1st March 2007, and is now awaiting a third reading and enactment.

Cloaking allows webserver administrators to draw a virtual curtain around a Web site to mask sensitive information from outsiders. It can make a website appears as if it has been abandoned to someone while to everyone else, the website appears as “business as usual”.

This Model Code outlines the minimum requirements for the protection of personal information whether or not in the form of electronic data (“personal data”). The Model code was first drafted by the Legal Sub- Committee of the National Internet Advisory Committee (NIAC). It was subsequently opened for public consultation by the Media Development Authority (MDA) and the National Trust Council (NTC) in February 2002.