Tag Archives: Singapore

Behind Singapore’s meteoric rise as a top blockchain hub

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“To stay competitive, Singapore has been trying to stay ahead of the technology curve,” says Soh Siow Meng, Asia technology market analyst at GlobalData. “This often means making regulatory changes to facilitate the adoption of new technologies, providing funding support where appropriate, and working with various education and industry bodies to develop the right talent.” […]

Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on 7 major tech trends and Singapore’s regulatory approach

“Technology revolution is inevitable. It is foolish to stand in the way of progress and pretend that there is no downside or need for regulation”, said Minister Balakrishnan. At a legal technology conference held in Singapore, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan iterated Singapore’s regulatory approach to major technology trends. Minister Balakrishnan […]

Singapore Mediation Highlight:  Telecommunications and Media

Singapore has embraced mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method, including recent amendments to law and proposed process enhancements for the mediation of employment claims and telecommunications and media disputes. Organisations should consider updating their contracts and equipping key representatives with mediation skill sets to stay current and prepared for the growing wave of mediation […]

Singapore’s consumer watchdog announces studies on data portability and online travel booking

Singapore’s consumer watchdog announces studies on data portability and online travel booking

In collaboration with the Personal Data Protection Commission, CCCS will study consumer protection, competition and personal data protection implications of introducing a data portability requirement in Singapore. The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has announced two new market studies into the online travel booking sector and data portability. These initiatives were revealed by […]

Venio Systems Enters Asia Market With Litigation Edge Partnership

Venio Systems Enters Asia Market With Litigation Edge Partnership

Washington, D.C. and Singapore – 06 April 2018: Venio Systems (“Venio”), a worldwide leader in unified eDiscovery and litigation support software, today announced a partnership with Litigation Edge, Asia’s Premier Litigation Support, Paper & Electronic Discovery Specialists. Venio Systems announced the new partnership with Litigation Edge during the 2018 TechLaw.Fest conference in Singapore.  Organized by the Singapore Academy of […]

Law firms are riding the digital wave in Singapore

Launching the first legaltech accelerator is only the beginning of the industry’s digital shift. Allen & Gledhill retains the top spot in the Singapore Business Review’s 25 Largest Law Firms with 386 legal professionals last year, compared to 372 in 2016, followed by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP with 366 legal professionals in 2017, a […]

Singapore Joins APEC Data Privacy System

Singapore has become the latest member of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, a further boost for e-commerce growth and the protection of sensitive online consumer data in the Asia-Pacific. The move recognizes that Singapore’s personal data protection law is aligned with the system to facilitate data flows between economies and prevent accidental disclosure and misuse […]

EY survey: Singapore, global companies unprepared for GDPR data privacy compliance

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Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 70% of Singapore respondents (global 78%) expressing increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance. This is according to the third biennial EY Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey, which examined the responses of 745 executives from 19 countries (including 40 from Singapore) and […]