Technology Law LL.M.s: Shaping the Future of Tech

Technology Law

Technology lawyers mitigate the deleterious effects of technology

As tech giants like Facebook and Google build business models that harness the power of artificial intelligence and data to bring convenience to consumers, they are also pushing the boundaries of privacy and data protection. That has raised demand for technology lawyers and, consequently, specialist LL.M. program in technology and related fields.

“Technology lawyers shape the developments of technology and mitigate its deleterious effects,” says Daniel Seng, director of the Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law at Singapore’s NUS Faculty of Law.“

They have a good understanding of both law and technology to balance protecting the interests of customers and ensuring that technology has breathing room to innovate for the benefit of society.”

His institution puts on the LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law — one of many related degrees that are gaining ground around the world as the coronavirus crisis highlights our dependence on technology, communications and access to data.

“Any dynamic, fast-growing field will be attractive to young talent eager to make a name for themselves. But IT and IP law strike a chord with students because technology is such an integral part of their daily lives,” says Seng.

For instance, copyright issues permeate our consumption of content online, while regulation dictates what we can or cannot say on social media. Privacy and security law are at the heart of any online activity.