In a short span of a few decades, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the development of Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”). The impact of such technology on the economy and society at largeisundeniablyhuge.As we grapple with the ‘new normal’ and transition to an era of ‘social distancing’, the significance of these forms of technology in our everyday lives becomes even more apparent. The law and the policy objectives behind the slew of rules for online engagement and data governance as well as for the development of artificial intelligence will influence and steer future developments in ICT regulation. As such, it is timely to take stock of where ICT law stands at present and understand (even possibly predict) its future directions.
The speakers in this webinar will examine some of the more salient developments in the legal and regulatory landscape for ICT and share their insights on a number of changes that can be expected in Singapore in light of future developments in a post-pandemic world. More specifically, they will examine the application of the POFMA in its first year, the latest regulations and rules from the POFMA Office and the issues arising from the nascent jurisprudence on the Act. The latest developments in relation to the law on electronic transactions and computer crime–both locally and globally–will also be covered. The webinar will also include an analysis of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill and the significant changes that will be made to this area of law when it is passed and enters into effect.
Where intellectual property law is concerned, the legal issues surrounding the various tools used in the online infrastructural landscape will be canvassed – eg, what are the implications in trade mark law for unauthorised meta-tagging and keyword advertising, and the copyright ramifications for supplying hyperlinks to unlicensed content on the Internet? The speakers will also consider how effective copyright law is in regulating new technologies and online services, such as those provided by streaming and time-shifting technologies as well as peer-to-peer file-sharing platforms.
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||Opening Remarks by Justice Aedit Abdullah
Associate Professor Warren Chik, Singapore Management University
Associate Professor Saw Cheng Lim, Singapore Management University
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Associate Professor Warren Chik
Associate Professor Saw Cheng Lim
Mr Adrian Fisher, Partner, Linklaters Singapore Pte Ltd
Mr Steve Tan, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Webinar: SGD 96.30 (Inclusive of GST)
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Practice Area: Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Training Category: General
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