Singapore to ban government workers from the internet
Public sector employees will not be able to access internet from work PCs to improve security, report says
Singapore will ban government employees from accessing the internet on work computers from next year, according to the Straits Times newspaper.
The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore has reportedly sent a memo to all government organisations, informing them of the move which is intended to prevent data leaks and improve security.
Government workers will also be banned from sending work-related data and emails to their personnel email addresses under the new restrictions, which will be put in place from May next year.
An IDA spokesperson told the BBC: "The Singapore Government regularly reviews our IT security to make our IT network more secure.
"We have started to separate internet access from the work stations of a selected group of public service officers, and will do so for the rest of the public service officers progressively over a one-year period."
It is reported that the move will eventually cover over 100,000 PCs in public sector use.