Singapore - Confidentiality of Information [7.2.1]

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In Singapore, the Telecom Competition Code provides that parties submitting information to the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) may request that the information be treated as confidential, and where feasible, such confidential information should be submitted in a separate annex to the document submitted. The IDA will grant confidential treatment to documents if:

  • the requesting party demonstrates, with reasonable specificity, that the information is commercially sensitive (including information that is subject to a pre-existing non-disclosure agreement with a third party), or that the disclosure of the information would have a material adverse impact;
  • the IDA determines that the information submitted is not otherwise available to the public; or
  • there is a reasonable possibility that the disclosure of the information would cause harm to the party or provide a commercial benefit to the party's competitors (such as information that describes the disclosing party's business procedures, practices, plans or its assessment of market conditions).

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