Singapore– The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) will restructure the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to form the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO). The restructuring follows the launch of the Infocomm Media 2025 plan in August last year. Both organisations will be established in the second half of 2016, with IDA and MDA being administratively re-organised from 1 April.

The new IMDA will develop and regulate the converging infocomm and media sectors in a holistic way, implementing the Infocomm Media 2025 plan. The Government will continue to promote and regulate data protection in Singapore through the Personal Data Protection Commission, which will be a part of IMDA.