Singapore closes Internet workstations officials

Jun

8

2016

Officials in Singapore have no access to the Internet from May 2017. The government would have taken this decision in order to prevent the leaking of documents and emails. There would also be special ‘Internet workstations’ come.

A spokesman for the government agency which implements the policy change, let know to the BBC that “regularly review the security the government of Singapore to better protect networks. He adds that the new policy already starting now with a small group of officials. In 2017, the measure should apply to all 100,000 desktops.

The Straits Times reported earlier that officials still allowed the Internet with their own devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Also, they would e-mail may send them to personal accounts. However, the spokesman admitted to the BBC know that this is not correct and that the forwarding of work-related emails is prohibited. Only forwarding is not allowed to work-related email, as explained the spokesman.

This could not confirm a recent data breach is the reason for the decision. In Singapore, voices beginning in the policy at the Smart Nation initiative , which the government wants to include improving public services and would like to share information with citizens.

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