The scorecard credits Singapore as having some of the most advanced digital economy laws in Asia. These would include legislation related to cybercrime and intellectual property. The privacy law passed last year by the Singapore government is described as a balanced approach between protecting personal information and facilitating innovation in cloud computing. Infrastructure is well-deployed, and although the study notes the presence of some level of Internet censorship, the absence of tariffs and government intervention helped to propel Singapore five places in the survey to the No. 5 position.