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Data protection, social media in focus at law conference

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.

April 23, 2012 by

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Hitting pause on installing CCTVs in S'pore cinemas

Some cinemas in Singapore have announced that they will be installing CCTVs on their premises--the operators hope to use the cameras to spot movie pirates as well as resolve disputes with customers.While up to now, installing CCTVs have been done with relative ease, with the upcoming Personal Data Protection Act, there are implications which property owners should consider.

April 20, 2012 by

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'Quashing orders' explained

A few people have recently asked me what a quashing order is, so here's a quick brief on it.The queries cames from news reports that Singapore's NBN NetCo OpenNet had sought a quashing order against the government.

April 15, 2012 by

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Pondering cyberbullying legislation in Singapore

The announcement that Singapore possibly could have cyberbullying legislation has got commentators all hot and bothered.Some suggested an Internet code of conduct, while others pointed to finetuning that proposal with a bottom-up instead of a top-down approach.

March 12, 2012 by

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Online shenanigans may lead to cyberbullying legislation

In quick succession, Singapore authorities recently announced arrests and launched investigations to look into several bad online behavior.In one case, a gang lured young single men into exposing themselves in front of Webcams and committing other unspecified cybersex acts before proceeding to blackmail them.

March 1, 2012 by

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Unsecured Wi-Fi may create legal liability

A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts, United States, may have implications on end-users who leave their Wi-Fi networks unsecured.San Diego-based Liberty Media, which produces adult content, has accused 50 or so people for negligence in allowing their wireless networks to be used for accessing BitTorrent to download a certain gay movie.

February 14, 2012 by

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Keeping Singapore's eye on SOPA and PIPA

A while ago I wrote about what Asia needs to know about the Protect IP Act, as well as the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as SOPA.It is also fascinating to watch the events of the last few days where SOPA and PIPA were on the verge of being introduced as legislation in the U.

January 23, 2012 by

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Things that trip tech startups

The new year brought news that a prominent startup had folded and, with the newspapers incessantly warning of a worsening economic climate, I thought it would be good to reflect on some tips that startups sometimes ignore--intentionally or otherwise. There will be a myriad of reasons why startups fail, and attempting to answer all in one blog post is impossible.

January 17, 2012 by

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