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SMU Lexicon: Consent and Personal Data – Charting the Differences between the PDPA and GDPR
Data Protection,Legal Everyday,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 10 minutesIntroduction Over the past few years, techniques to refine and process data have been developed and honed. Whether it is developments in machine learning or the internet-of-things, the invention of these technologies has made data a valuable and strategic commodity.[1] Given the importance and value of data to commercial operations, this has led to the […]

SMU Lexicon: Breaking the Cycle of At-Risk Behaviour in Youths – Singapore’s 2020 Family Guidance Order
Legal Everyday,Legal Updates,Parenting Tips,Personal

Reading Time: 12 minutesIntroduction It is no secret that children and youths are often rowdy and mischievous. The real problem arises when mischief turns into criminal activity. Faced with extreme troublemakers who may have stepped foot into illegality, what can parents do? Children and young persons (“CYPs”) who engage in behaviour that puts them at risk of committing […]

The Evolution of Banks in Singapore: Things you need to know about the Regulation of Digital Banks
Legal Everyday,Legal Updates

Reading Time: 12 minutesOn 28 June 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) announced that it will issue up to five digital banking licenses[1]. This was a revolutionary move by the MAS as digital bank licenses were extended to non-bank players and allowed banks to operate in Singapore with minimal physical presence. The MAS recognises that the banking […]

Fintech today – A look at Fintech regulatory environment, and what you need to know
Fintech,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 8 minutesAmidst a worldwide pandemic that most of the global population had never experienced before, we are living through a period of significant change. We have had to adapt to a life of remote interaction, transacting with parties from the comfort of our own homes, and trusting our payments and information to the vast and limitless […]

Workplace anti-discrimination guidelines to be legislated in Singapore
Harassment,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the August 2021 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singapore would be taking steps to enshrine into law the current workplace anti-discrimination guidelines. To date, there are only guidelines regarding fair treatment in the workplace by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). Singapore does not currently […]

SMU Lexicon: Benefits of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020 to the Consumer
Legal Everyday,Legal Updates,Uncategorized

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction This article explains how the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020[1] (the “Amendment”) benefits the user in three areas: customer experience, safeguards, and transparency. Firstly, the Amendment improves the customer experience in two ways: (1) deemed consent by contractual necessity eliminates the hassle of clicking multiple checkboxes to express the user’s consent to the […]

Changes to Singapore’s Copyright Act and what it means for ownership.
Business,Intellectual Property

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you are a content creator based in Singapore, you may be interested to know about the amendments to the Copyright Act (CA). Effective from 21 November 2021, the new CA has caused a considerable change in the default ownership of copyright. This greatly affects content creators as they now have more ownership over their […]

Offence for anyone in Singapore to travel to Ukraine to take up arms; Legal ways to help
Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is an offence for any person in Singapore to travel or try to travel to Ukraine to take up arms in the conflict there, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday (March 10). The ministry said it is aware that the Embassy of Ukraine here has received calls from people expressing an […]

Jonathan Foong, Managing Director of That.Legal LLC, on the past, present and future of That.Legal.
Know Your Lawyer (KYL),Lawyer Features

Reading Time: 5 minutesMr Jonathan Foong is the Managing Director of That.Legal LLC, a boutique law firm specialising in Intellectual Property (“IP”). He mainly handles non-contentious matters, which comprise two main areas. First, he looks after the IP portfolios of numerous clients (both local and foreign) – some of whom have trade marks, registered designs and/or patents in […]

4 Common Types of Scams to Avoid
Consumer Law,Legal Everyday,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesNearly 470 OCBC Bank customers lost at least $8.5 million to a spate of SMS phishing scams last month. Other banks such as DBS and UOB recently warned of similar scams impersonating bank employees. Oftentimes, scammers are difficult to catch because many use cunning methods. They can immediately dispose of the fake websites, IP addresses, […]