Is there a painless quickfire way to ensure compliance with Singapore's new data protection legislation? Simply put, no.
This ZDNet blog is hosted by lawyers from two law firms, Pinsent Masons and Olswang, who specialize in the Asia-Pacific ICT sector.
Singapore finally passed its Personal Data Protection Act last week. Which businesses will be most affected? And will it favor the Goliaths over the Davids?
Amy Cheong, ex-assistant director of NTUC, had a Facebook posting that lit the Singapore Internet scene and got her fired.
The country's Internet regulators swung into action by getting the anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims" restricted on YouTube. The question remains whether such moves are effective.
The proposed bill gets its first reading in Parliament on Tuesday, carrying a key provision which looks at the transfer of data outside Singapore.
Software glitch which led to US$440 million losses highlights need for software contracts need to be drafted carefully.
One of the most common questions raised by companies wanting to find a way around the upcoming data protection legislation is whether they can simply outsource their marketing efforts to a contractor outside Singapore. This myth needs to be debunked.
A report last week suggested that PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia had submitted a bid to buy PacNet in a deal that could value the latter at US$1 billion, including debt. The bid was later denied.
An intermediary in Internet terms is a facilitator for communication. It could refer to a telecom service provider, such as an ISP (Internet service provider), a Web hosting provider or an Internet Content Host, such as a forum or social media site where content can be posted by third parties.
In the upcoming Law Society of Singapore-LAWASIA E-commerce and Communications international conference, entitled "Regulating a New World Order", legal eagles from Asia will be gathering to discuss emerging trends in the tech world.The focus seems to be very much on data protection and social media, with the two topics covering more than half of the airtime.