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10 Feb 2020

Promotion Announcement:

Ann Yip

We are pleased to announce Ann Yip's latest promotion to Associate Director.

09 May 2019

LegalComet-Nuix Partnership chosen as a preferred vendor for Tech-celerate for Law government grant

Singaporean legal firms can now access faster and more efficient cloud-based eDiscovery after LegalComet, in partnership with Nuix, was appointed as a preferred vendor for the Government's Tech-celerate for Law Programme

07 Jan 2019

Law Firms vs Digital Disruption: the Emergence of Legaltech in SEA

With technology disrupting all walks of life, the legal industry, too, is seeing a growing demand for legaltech and regtech to increase efficiency and lower operational costs.

07 Nov 2018

Rajah & Tann Technologies acquires LegalComet

Rajah & Tann Technologies, a unit of Singapore's leading law firm, Rajah & Tann Singapore, has acquired LegalComet in a major step forward in using technology to deliver legal services at unprecedented value and efficiency to clients.

19 Sep 2018

How safe is your personal data collected by your smart devices?

Analysts have touted the growth of Internet of Things (IOT) and its resulting innovation to be bigger than the Industrial Revolution. Consumers and customers alike are buying into the connectivity and convenience offered by IOT, and may at times overlook or fail to understand the full impact of IOT on personal confidential information collected.

18 Aug 2018

Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2018 – The Implementation of Data Breach Notification

We wish to bring to your attention a recently released Public Consultation Paper of the Personal Data Protection Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) entitled "The Implementation of Data Breach Notification" (the “DBN Public Consultation Paper”).

09 Apr 2018

PDPC Issues Advisory Guidelines on In-Vehicle Recordings by Transport Services for Hire

On 9 April 2018, the Personal Data Protection Commission issued advisory guidelines on in-vehicle recordings by transport services for hire ("Advisory Guidelines").

21 Feb 2018

PDPC Issues Response to Feedback Received from the Public Consultation on the Review of the PDPA

The Personal Data Protection Commission issued its response to feedback received from a public consultation made on 27 July 2017 for the review of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.

29 Aug 2017

Indonesia’s E-Commerce Road Map

The guidelines instruct both the Central and Local/Regional Governments to develop sectoral policies and programs on e-commerce.

31 Jul 2017

Indonesia Establishes its National Payment Gateway

The Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia (“BI”) recently issued BI Regulation No. 19/8/PBI/2017 on National Payment Gateway (“BI Regulation”) as part of its effort to actualize the independency of Indonesia’s national payment system, especially in respect of all financial transactions carried-out in Indonesia.

31 May 2017

Public Consultation on 5G Mobile Services

The Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (“IMDA”) launched a public consultation on 5G Mobile Services and Networks to seek feedback on the various aspects of 5G technology development and spectrum requirements in a data centric environment.

07 May 2017

First Data User to be Charged under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Latest news relating to the enforcement of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 ("PDPA"), wherein a company has become the first data user to be charged (in the Sessions Court) for alleged breach of the PDPA.

06 Apr 2017

Proposed Changes to Singapore’s Registered Designs Regime

The Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill was read the first time in Parliament on 3 April 2017. The proposed legislative changes will update Singapore's registered designs regime to take into account latest trends in design and technology.

07 Jan 2020

Alternative legal practitioners: MinLaw studying regulatory need

Law Society proposes law firms be allowed to also offer accountancy, audit services so as to level the playing field.

03 May 2019

Rajah &Tann Asia recognised as Top 25 innovative firms in FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2019

Rajah & Tann Asia's member firms made the top FT25 list of Asia-Pacific Headquartered firm in a report that was released by the Financial Times (FT) Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers annual event, held recently in Hong Kong.

14 Dec 2018

Unlocking 'The New Oil' in the Legal Industry

Michael Lew, Chief Operating Officer of Rajah & Tann Technologies, talks about the importance of harnessing Big Data, and the increasingly prominent role played by e-discovery in Asia’s legal industry.

25 Oct 2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Cybersecurity 2019 (Singapore)

The publication covers common issues in cybersecurity laws and regulations, including criminal activity, applicable laws, specific sectors, corporate governance, litigation, insurance, employees, and investigatory and police powers – in 32 jurisdictions.

03 Sep 2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Cybersecurity 2019 (Malaysia)

The publication covers common issues in cybersecurity laws and regulations, including criminal activity, applicable laws, specific sectors, corporate governance, litigation, insurance, employees, and investigatory and police powers – in 32 jurisdictions.

30 Jun 2018

The Law on Cybersecurity

On 12 June 2018, the National Assembly passed the Law on Cybersecurity (the "Law"). The Law regulates activities in protecting national security and ensuring social order and safety in cyberspace.

01 Apr 2018

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Regional Update: A Recap from January 2018 to March 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly regional Technology, Media and Telecommunications update.

15 Jan 2018

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Regional Update: A Recap from May 2017 to December 2017

This regional update aims to highlight the significant TMT-related legal developments in the ASEAN region, as well as in the key economies across the world.

15 Aug 2017

Recent Developments in E-hailing Services

Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2017 and the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (Amendment) Bill 2017 were passed at the Dewan Rakyat.

14 Jul 2017

Cybersecurity Bill Open for Public Consultation

The Cybersecurity Bill proposes to establish a framework for the protection and maintenance of national cybersecurity and critical information infrastructure (“CII”) in Singapore, in line with the CSA’s national mandate to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents.

30 May 2017

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Regional Update

We are very excited to share with you the significant legal developments in the technology, media and telecommunications ("TMT") sector during the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

18 Apr 2017

Do Hacked Emails Retain Confidentiality?

The confidentiality of and legal professional privilege over documents and communications are key concerns of any client. They are also of concern to corporate entities with in-house counsel who provide legal advice to management.

15 May 2019

ContractPodAi in Southeast Asia first with Rajah & Tann win

In its first win in Southeast Asia, ContractPodAi has entered into a commercial relationship with Rajah & Tann.

29 Mar 2019

Patrick Ang to take over as Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore

Rajah & Tann Singapore announced today that the firm's Deputy Managing Partner, Patrick Ang, will take over from Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng as Managing Partner with effect from 31 March 2019

14 Nov 2018

Rajah & Tann Asia launches legal technology business

Rajah & Tann Asia has officially launched Rajah & Tann Technologies.

25 Oct 2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Cybersecurity 2019 (Thailand)

The publication covers common issues in cybersecurity laws and regulations, including criminal activity, applicable laws, specific sectors, corporate governance, litigation, insurance, employees, and investigatory and police powers – in 32 jurisdictions.

31 Aug 2018

Asian Legal Business: “Transforming Legal Practice for Growth in the New Digital Economy”

Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice, wrote an article in the August 2018 issue of the Asia Edition of Asian Legal Business.

15 May 2018

Public Consultation on Phase Two of the Review of the Personal Data Protection Act

On 27 April 2018, the Personal Data Protection Commission issued a public consultation for the managing of unsolicited commercial messages and the provision of guidance to support innovation in the digital economy.

14 Mar 2018

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Update in Vietnam

As the second quarter of 2018 has begun, we are very excited to share with you the significant legal developments in technology, media and telecommunications ("TMT") sector during the second quarter of the year.

10 Jan 2018

Cybersecurity Bill Tabled in Parliament – Key Amendments Made to Earlier Draft Bill

Earlier, between 10 July 2017 and 24 August 2017, the Ministry of Communications and Information (“MCI”) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (“CSA”) invited the public to provide feedback on the draft Cybersecurity Bill (“Draft Bill”).

31 Jul 2017

NBC: New Provisions on Management of Payment Service Provider

Tthe National Bank of Cambodia (“NBC”) issued Prakas No. B14-107-161 on the Management of Payment Service Provider (“Prakas”) to manage and set out legal procedures on licensing application for legal entities that provide payment services in Cambodia.

07 Jul 2017

Cyberspace Administration of China Issues Finalised Measures on Security Review of Network Products and Services

The Cyberspace Administration of China issued the final version of the Measures on Security Review of Network Products and Services (the "Measures"), which took effect from 1 June 2017...

08 May 2017

Draft Measures on Transfer of Personal and Important Data out of China Released

The Cyberspace Administration of China released a highly anticipated draft of the Measures on Security Assessment of the Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (the "Draft Measures") for public comments, for a period of 1 month until 11th May 2017.

14 Apr 2017

Personal Data Protection Updates - Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2017 – Personal Data Protection Order 2017

The Proposed Order is a "White List" which permits the transfer of personal data to certain jurisdictions outside Malaysia, in accordance with Section 129(1) of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA).

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