My editors often remind me that one prediction I made--the one about when general privacy laws would be passed in Singapore--has still not taken place. It has been that long that I can't even remember when the original prediction was made.
Decipher courtroom jargons, stay on the right side of IT law.
Called to the Singapore and English Bars, Bryan Tan has practised in two of Singapore's largest law firms and an international law firm. Bryan led many industry firsts including the first mass e-mail defamation case in the world, Singapore's first publicised telecoms competition dispute, a pan-Asian co-branded travel portal, the first privately-funded cable landing project in Singapore and the world's first registrar-level domain name dispute. His areas of practice include IT, telecommunications, biotechnology and bioinformatics, Chinese intellectual property, entertainment law and corporate work. He is also an author of Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia: E-Commerce. He also co-wrote the Singapore chapter of 'Digital Evidence' with Prof. Daniel Seng and is writing Halsbury's Laws of Singapore: E-Commerce.
Singapore is about to introduce lemon laws with public consultation closing today. A lemon law allows consumers to seek redress for goods which are not up to the mark.
The papers last week screamed of the parliamentary debates involving Wikileaks. It was reported that recipients of the leaked information as well as those publishing it would be prosecuted.
Ever since my wife started her online maternity shop, the daily happenings at Singapore Post have become dinner table conversation at home.With packages being mailed out daily, delays resulting in customer complaints reach my ears.
As countries deal with the WikiLeaks fallout, many would also look at their laws to see if their regulations would adequately protect them in this instance as well as in future cases. How would Singapore law handle this situation?
In biblical days, the Valley of Elah saw a clash where the combatants lent their names to the phrase that now depicts a one-sided battle ending in favour of the smaller opponent.The highest court of Singapore delivered a judgement on Wednesday in favor of technology company, RecordTV, against Singapore broadcaster MediaCorp.
The recent rage in the news was all about cyberbullying after what happened at Rutgers and ACJC. Do our laws prevent bullying?
My office sits across the headquarters of Singapore's largest bank, which was the scene of what some called the most widespread Internet banking outage in Singapore this week.According to media reports, senior DBS management physically went down to bank branches, apologized publicly and promised investigations into the seven-hour long incident.
I don't practise in an area of law called Family Law. It is an area which deals with family relationships and primarily revolve around divorce (including maintenance and custody issues).
Like many powerful men before him, Jack Neo, once Singapore's most famous cross-dresser became Singapore's most famous adulterer.While many facets of public comment have surfaced--whether the acts were moral, whether there was undue pressure, the loyal response of the faithful wife, the defence of the friends and the daringness of the women involved--the same point intrigues me as with the cases of Hugh, Tiger, Kobe and Terry.