With the objective to promote responsible use of data and support businesses’ data innovation while building consumer trust, IMDA works closely with industry and supports them through policy prototyping and data regulatory sandbox. 

Since Oct 2018, IMDA has been collaborating with Facebook (now known as Meta) on policy prototyping through the Facebook Startup Station Singapore (subsequently renamed as Facebook Accelerator Singapore) to support regional start-ups focusing on innovative use of data. Participating start-ups and selected industry partners are guided through new concepts that help to build consumer trust in use of data, for example, using notification and dynamic consent during data collection and embedding explainability in AI products.  

As part of the programme, these start-ups and industry partners participated in Design Jams and worked with experts from Meta’s TTC Labs and Open Loop, as well as UI/UX experts, to improve their product design. The programme also benefitted from participation of the policy makers, academia and business representatives in the Design Jams, where policy prototypes are tested against real business use cases.

Our partnership with Meta has successfully completed 3 seasons of policy prototyping. Key learnings from these seasons were distilled and published as reports so that more businesses can benefit from the programme. The reports are:

  1. People-centric Approaches to Notice, Consent and Disclosure (Q4 2019)
  2. People-Centric Approaches to AI Explainability (May 2022)
  3. AI Transparency & Explainability (Jul 2022)

In the 4th season, IMDA and Meta will be venturing into the space of Data Transparency and Consent in the Metaverse. Report of the findings would be shared later in 2023.


For more information, please email: Data_Innovation@imda.gov.sg

Last updated on: 15 Feb 2023

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