NEW FACES, NEW CHALLENGES/COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Communications and Information: Leading Smart Nation push while curbing database breaches

Mobile payments will be the "next frontier" for Singapore to conquer, says media and communication professor Lim Sun Sun:
Mobile payments will be the "next frontier" for Singapore to conquer, says media and communication professor Lim Sun Sun:ST FILE PHOTO

Fake news, the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal, and fears over abuse of surveillance data amid plans by the Government to roll out an interconnected network of smart lamp posts here.

These are concerns that have dominated the headlines in recent months and illustrate the main challenge confronting the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) in the next session of Parliament: How to make the information landscape healthier for all amid the proliferation of information and technology in current times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Leading Smart Nation push while curbing database breaches'. Print Edition | Subscribe