Cybersecurity Threats to be Discussion Topic at this Year’s TechLaw.Fest
Technology has seen rapid adoption in recent history. While great for productivity, it has increased the risk of cybersecurity threats like ransomware. Recent reports suggest that victims paid up to US$18 billion in ransom in 2020 alone.
The legal and regulatory responses to these cybersecurity threats will be among the topics that will be discussed at TechLaw.Fest 2021, a conference organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”), Singapore’s Ministry of Law, and MP International. To be held over three days from 22 to 24 September 2021, the event will attract members of the global legal, tech, and regulatory communities, who will gather to discuss emerging issues around the law of technology.
Other topics to be discussed include intellectual property matters such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the shift away from third-party cookies.
As with the event in 2020, the 2021 TechLaw.Fest will be predominantly online and offer greater accessibility to global participants. The entire conference, which includes limited in-person networking sessions in Singapore (subject to prevailing COVID-19 regulations), will be free.
Legal operations, the technology of law, the law of technology, and access to justice will be the four key areas of discussion among the top legal, tech, and government leaders participating in TechLaw.Fest.
Speakers in the 2021 event include Mr. Edwin Tong SC, Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law, Mr. Edward Hartman, Partner at Simon-Kucher and Partners; Mr. John Knox, Partner, and Global and APAC Legal Managed Services Leader at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP; and Ms. Loretta Yuen, General Counsel and Head of Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance at OCBC Bank.
The full speaker line-up will be announced in the coming weeks at www.techlawfest.com.
“The acceleration of technology adoption during the pandemic carries with it different risks. TechLaw.Fest continues to be the forum to keep up with new technology and the legal risks they pose. It is also a forum to allow lawyers to access legal technology developments to improve their existing processes and operations. We look forward to hearing from thought leaders and changemakers at the fourth edition of TechLaw.Fest,” said Mr. Rama Tiwari, Chief Executive of Singapore Academy of Law.
For more information on TechLaw.Fest and to register, visit www.techlawfest.com.
TechLaw.Fest is a signature Law & Technology event hosted annually in Singapore. TechLaw.Fest brings together the international community to debate, deliberate, act, and innovate in both the law of technology (policies, regulations, legislation, case law, and governance) and the technology of law (infrastructure, business transformation, and people development). It is co-organised by the Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore’s Ministry of Law, and MP Singapore. More information can be found at www.techlawfest.com.
1According to New Zealand-based security firm Emsisof