Blockchain-based technology for secure digital signatures wins legal tech hackathon in Singapore

Singapore Legal Technology

A team using a blockchain-based technology to provide a cost-effective, reliable and secure system for conducting and recording transactions online won a legal technology hackathon organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL).

The hackathon was a held as part of a regional legal tech forum, the TechLaw.Fest 2018 held from 4-6 April 2018. The competition challenged participants to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to everyday problems faced by lawyers, in-house counsels, users of legal services and data protection officers (DPOs) in Singapore. To emphasise the importance of personal data protection, teams were also asked to incorporate Data Protection by Design in their solutions.

The winning team, from Singapore-based legal technology company LegalFAB Pte Ltd, addressed privacy and cyber security concerns in using digital signatures on legal documents.

Source: Priyankar Bhunia | OpenGovAsia