Data and Digital Economy Law Course for Legal and Industry Practitioners 2024

This 24-hour programme covers topics traversing the Data and Digital Economy landscape, where participants can look forward to expert instruction by respected practitioners in the field. By the end of the programme, they can expect to become familiar with or have greater understanding of this expansive practice area at the end of the programme.
 
Interested participants may register for the whole programme or individual sessions.
 
As this is not a basic course, participants should have at least 5 years of Data and Digital Economy Law/TMT practice experience. Non-legal professionals from the tech industry may also register but they should have a good foundation in this area of law, for example, by having attended executive TMT law courses. Participants are expected to be familiar with the basic concepts including governing laws and regulations.
 
SkillsFuture Credit (for self-funded individuals only)
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can utilise their SkillsFuture Credit from the government to cover a wide range of approved skills-related courses. You can explore available courses on the MySkillsFuture website. Please note SkillsFuture Credit is not applicable for company sponsored individuals.
 
Participants who wish to use their SkillsFuture Credit to partially offset the course fees are requested to email les@sal.org.sg for instructions prior to registration. If you have already made an initial self-payment for a course in full, you will not be able to use SkillsFuture Credit for the course. You may use your SkillsFuture Credit for subsequent course

2 February 2024 to 22 March 2024
9.30am - 12.45pm SGT
SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08 -08, 1 Coleman Street (S179803)
SGD 1,883.52

CPD Points : 24

CS CPD
Fully Subscribed

Event Date: 02/02/2024 -22/03/2024

Friday, 2 February 2024 Competition law and consumer protection
Ken Chia, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Lim Chong Kin and Dr. Corinne Chew, Drew & Napier LLC
Monday, 5 February 2024 Data Privacy and Protection
Steve Tan, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and Seng Yi Lin, Mastercard
Friday, 16 February 2024  Digital Asset Management and Protection / Fintech and Regtech Regulation
Joey Pang, DBS and Nydia Remolina, Singapore Management University
Friday, 23 February 2024 Cybersecurity
David Alfred, Drew & Napier and Justin George, AIG
Monday, 26 February 2024 e-Commerce
Gladys Chun, Lazada and Warren B Chik, Singapore Management University
Friday, 1 March 2024 Technology Procurement 
Tan Wee Meng, Allen & Gledhill LLP and Michael Tan, Google Cloud
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 Artificial Intelligence
Rajesh Sreenivasan, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and Arianne Jimenez, Meta
Friday, 22 March 2024 Intellectual Property
Dr. Stanley Lai, Allen & Gledhill LLP

 

Mr Ken Chia 

Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow 

 

Ken Chia is a member of the Firm's IPTech, Global Trade & Commerce and Competition Practice Groups. He is regularly ranked as a leading ITC and competition lawyer by top legal directories. 

Ken is a regular speaker on data protection laws and is an IAPP Certified International Privacy Professional (FIP, CIPP(A), CIPT, CIPM). 

Ken has advised Singapore governmental agencies on various key programmes including the Next Generation National Broadband Network, the TradeXchange platform and various law reform projects, and supports other national fintech and blockchain initiatives. 

Mr Lim Chong Kin 

Managing Director, Corporate & Finance 

Head, Telecommunications, Media & Technology 

Co-Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice 

Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity 

Drew & Napier LLC 

 

 

Lim Chong Kin is the Managing Director of Drew & Napier’s Corporate & Finance Department and heads the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice. He also co-heads the Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, and the Competition Law & Regulatory Practice. Chong Kin practises corporate and commercial law with strong emphasis in the areas of TMT, regulatory and competition law. He is also a pioneer in the practice of data protection & cybersecurity laws, where he set up the practice group and was responsible for growing it to become a market leading practice. 

 

Since 1999, he has played a key role in the liberalisation of various strategic industries in Singapore, including the telecommunications, media, and postal markets. He assisted in the development of the licensing/regulatory frameworks and drafting of the sectoral competition laws for these sectors, and continues to routinely advise various sectoral regulators on liberalisation, market access, licensing, competition regulation, merger reviews and enforcement issues, including successfully defending the regulators in Ministerial appeals. 

 

Chong Kin’s client base spans the entire spectrum in the TMT sector, ranging from the telecoms, media, postal and other regulators, to industry players, including global telecommunication carriers, network operators, leading global broadcasters and content providers. 

Dr Corrine Chew 

Co-Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice 

Director, Corporate & Finance 

Drew & Napier LLC 

 

Dr Corinne Chew is a Director of Drew & Napier’s Corporate & Finance Department and Co-Head of the Competition Law & Regulatory Practice.  

 

Corinne’s competition law experience extends to all areas of competition law practice, including assisting clients in the filing of merger notifications to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), leniency applications and assisting clients with CCCS investigations. Corinne has assisted multi-national and local companies in setting up competition law compliance and audit structures, dawn raid and whistle-blowing programmes and conducting audit checks for companies in a wide range of industries in Singapore and other jurisdictions in the ASEAN region.   

 

Corinne has also assisted in the drafting of sectoral competition codes and guidelines and has advised regulators and industry on sectoral competition codes in the telecommunications, media, energy, aviation, transport and financial services sectors.   

 

Corinne has been recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Antitrust and Competition, Best Lawyers (Competition/Antitrust Law) and Who’s Who Legal as one of Singapore’s foremost competition practitioners under the age of 45. 

Mr Steve Tan 
Partner & Deputy Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice, 
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP  

Snr. Acc. Spec. (Data & Digital Economy), SAL 

 

Steve is a Partner and Deputy Head in Rajah & Tann Singapore’s TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) practice group. Steve practices Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, and Digital Media / Entertainment law.  

 

He has been recognized as a leading lawyer for TMT work in the Asia Pacific Legal 500; the AsiaLaw Profiles; the Practical Law Company Which Lawyer; and Chambers Asia Pacific. Steve is also cited as a leading lawyer for Technology law, Media law and/or Information Technology law in Best Lawyers, and in Who’s Who Legal: Data for Telecoms & Media, Data Security, and Data Privacy & Protection. In Legal 500 2019, Steve is cited as being “one of the gurus in the field of data protection”. Steve achieved top 10 in the Financial Times (FT) Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Award 2019. In Legal 500 2020, a client gave testimony that “Steve Tan has great depth of knowledge for PDPA matters. Strategic, sound in advice and very responsive.”.  Steve was additionally picked as a top 30 individual practitioner worldwide for Privacy and Data Protection in Best of the Best Global Expert Guide 2019. 

 

Steve co-founded and is a Director of (i) Rajah & Tann Technologies Pte Ltd, a company that provides technical solutions to help organisations navigate the digital economy such as contract management, e-discovery, e-learning; and (ii) Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity Pte Ltd, a company specialising in cybersecurity and data breach incident response. 

 

Steve is Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, teaching Privacy & Data Protection law. 

Ms Seng Yi Lin 
Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard 

 

Yi Lin is a Senior Managing Counsel for Privacy & Data Protection in Mastercard, covering privacy and data protection matters for Asia Pacific. Yi Lin previously practised law with an international law firm, specializing in information technology matters. 

Yi Lin is also Certified Information Privacy Professional, a Certified Information Privacy Manager, a Certified Information Privacy Technologist, and is also a Fellow of Information Privacy 

Mr Joey Pang 

Senior Vice-President, Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat, DBS Bank 

 

Joey is a technology lawyer and legal technologist with DBS Bank. In his day to day work, Joey spends his time between three broad areas vis., (a) legal and compliance advisory on the bank’s technology, procurement, and anti-money laundering initiatives, (b) advocacy efforts on regulatory issues relating to emergent technology such as data innovation, data ethics and AI governance, and (c) transformation projects within the bank that brings about new capabilities and ways of working for legal and compliance functions. 

 

Beyond his work at DBS, Joey is actively involved in a number of professional committees, bodies and engagement. He is the deputy chair for the AI Ethics and Governance Certification Committee convened by the Singapore Computer Society and IMDA, vice-chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee and a member of the Continuing Professional Development and Information Technology committees of the Law Society of Singapore.  

 

Joey also serves on the management committee of AsiaDPO, and is appointed to the Expert Panel of SMU’s Centre for AI and Data Governance. 

Assistant Professor Nydia Remolina

Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University

 

Nydia Remolina is an Assistant Professor of Law at Singapore Management University where she leads the research group on FinTech at the Centre for AI and Data Governance. Nydia focuses her research on the intersection of law, finance and technology. She has more than 10 years of experience in the financial sector, has been a Senior Advisor to the OECD. and she worked at Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York Office.

 

Nydia has a Master in the Science of Law (JSM) from Stanford University, and is completing her PhD in Law at the University of Zurich. Nydia’s research has been published in internationally recognised peer review journals, cited in media outlets such as Forbes, and featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, the Oxford Business Law Blog, and the Machine Lawyering Blog of the Chinese University of Hong-Kong.

 

Mr David Alfred 

Director & Co-head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, 

Drew & Napier LLC 

 

David N. Alfred is Director and Co-head of the Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice at Drew & Napier. He is concurrently Co-head and Programme Director of the Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy. David  has advised extensively on data protection and cybersecurity matters including policy and legislative affairs, development and implementation of management and compliance programmes, cross-border data transfers and data breaches (amongst others). David has also developed and delivered training programmes for organisations in various sectors. David was previously Chief Counsel to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission. 

David also actively supports the development of data protection law and practice. He is Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Law, where he teaches Global Data Privacy Law. He is also Co Vice-Chairperson of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Singapore, a member of the Asia Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and an exco member of SGTech’s Digital Trust Committee. 

David holds LLB and LLM degrees from NUS, an MBA from the University of Chicago and the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance. He also holds CIPP/A, CIPM and CIPT certifications and has been recognised as a Fellow of Information Privacy by the IAPP.

Mr Justin Blaze George 
Cybersecurity & Privacy Counsel, AIG (APAC) 

 

Justin is currently the APAC Head of Cyber Security and Privacy Legal at a large insurance MNC covering 17 countries. Justin previously served a similar role with one of the largest wealth management firms and has served as Deputy Chief Counsel at the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC). Prior to specialising in cybersecurity and data protection legal advice, Justin was in private practice specialising in Intellectual Property Law, including representing clients in patent and copyright litigation and providing legal advice in these areas.

Ms Gladys Chun 
General Counsel, Lazada 

 

As the General Counsel of Lazada Group, Gladys Chun leads the Legal and Compliance department, and is responsible for all such matters across the countries in which Lazada Group has a local presence. Gladys started her career in the corporate, commercial and tax practice at Baker McKenzie before moving in-house into retail, franchising and now technology. As the Group continues to expand, Gladys provides both the management team and relevant business units with strategic guidance in commercial and risk management.  

 

Over the years, Gladys’ leadership, initiative and legal expertise has earned her an extensive list of regional and global accolades. These include:  

 

  • ALB SEA’s Most Innovative Team of the Year 2017, 2018 & 2021  
  • ALB SEA’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-house Team of the Year 2021  
  • ALB SEA’s Compliance and Risk Management In-house Team of the Year 2021 & 2022  
  • Legal 500 SEA Awards In-house Lawyer of the Year 2020/21  
  • Financial Times’ Most Innovative General Counsel Asia-Pacific 2019  
  • Top 5 Lawyers for Emerging Companies, Financial Times, June 2019  
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2018 Awards - Innovation in Legal Expertise: Driving Value 
  • The inaugural Chief Legal Officer award, MNC Category, at SCCA 2017,  
  • In-House Counsel of Distinction at Asia Legal Awards 2017  

 

Gladys graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Warren B Chik
Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University &
Deputy Director, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance

 

Warren Chik is an Associate Professor with the Yong Pung How School of Law at Singapore Management University. He is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance. Warren researches, writes and teaches primarily in the areas of infocomm technology law, Internet intermediaries law, privacy and data protection. He also leads the business law module for the University. 

 

He graduated from NUS Law School in 1996 and has Masters degrees from UCL (UK) and Tulane (US) with specialisations in comparative and international law. Warren practiced in criminal and international law with the AGC criminal and international divisions before joining Academia. 

 

He also passed the bar in Singapore, the UK and New York. Warren is the co-author of Information and Communications Technology Law in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2020) which is the first textbook on the subject in Singapore and has published many articles in the area in reputable local and international journals including the Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Computer Law & Security Review and the International Journal of Law & Technology.

Mr Tan Wee Meng 

Head of Head of Telecommunications & Partner in the Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice, 
Allen & Gledhill LLP  

 

A seasoned practitioner with more than 20 years of experience, Wee Meng’s practice focuses on key clients in the media and telecommunications, energy and infrastructure industries as well as government and PPP projects. He is Head of Telecommunications and a Partner in the Energy, Infrastructure and Projects Practice, and works on projects throughout the region.  

 

Wee Meng has exceptional in-depth experience and understanding of the telecommunications and media industries, enabling him to assist clients in navigating through market transformations and technology revolutions in an increasingly converged yet increasingly competitive industry.  

 

Chambers Asia-Pacific lauds Wee Meng as “very knowledgeable and responsive, with a quick turnaround in providing advice” and cites comments from an impressed client who appreciates that he is “legally very sound and has a very good grasp of how the regulators work in Singapore”. Chambers Asia-Pacific further describes him as “practical, knowledgeable and skilled at providing effective solutions”, and notes that Wee Meng gains additional recognition as an “extremely dependable” lawyer, who is “very responsive, irrespective of time zone conflicts”. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific also recognises Wee Meng as a “seasoned commercial lawyer”.

Mr Michael Tan 

Director, Head of Legal, Google Cloud APAC 

 

Michael Tan leads the APAC Cloud legal team and is part of Google’s APAC Legal Management team. Before his current role he also led Google’s commercial legal team for SEA and South Asia. During his time at Google, he’s worked on some of Google’s most complex and important commercial deals across the breadth of Google’s products, including Advertising, Android, Payments, Search, Maps and Enterprise. 

Mike has over 20 years of legal experience, and has been working in the Tech industry for the majority of that time. Before joining Google in 2008, he was with Yahoo!, which he joined in 2006 after cutting his teeth in legal roles covering both in house and private practice. 

Mike was a Member of the Legal Technology Cluster of the Singapore Academy of Law where he contributed to the “Singapore Technology Masterplan 2017”, and has spoken on a wide range of topics including from Cloud Computing, Payment systems, and AI regulation.

Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan

Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Snr. Acc. Spec. (Data & Digital Economy), SAL


Rajesh Sreenivasan is a Partner and Head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and the Coordinating Partner for the firms’ multidisciplinary and cross-practice Data and Digital Economy (DDE) Legal Services.  He is a Director and Co-founder of Rajah & Tann Technologies Pte Ltd and Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity Pte Ltd which are the Legaltech arms of Rajah & Tann Asia.  With over 20 years in practice, he has been universally recognised as the leading technology, media and telecoms lawyer in Singapore by all major professional ranking agencies and noted as one of the top TMT lawyers the Asia Pacific region. Rajesh has been at the forefront of legal, regulatory and policy matters relating to technology procurement, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data protection, analytics and governance, telecommunications, electronic commerce, cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, digital forensics and digital media in the region.

 


Rajesh plays a significant role in leading legal sector transformation and innovation initiatives at a National level culminating in his work on the exco of Lupl, the world’s first open platform for legal matter management and collaboration. Today, Lupl powers the Legal Technology Platform (LTP), one of the key initiatives in MinLaw’s Technology and Innovation Roadmap for the legal sector. He has also been regularly noted and awarded by publications such as the FT Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Award and the Legal 500 for his innovation and thought leadership in Legaltech and TMT matters.

Rajesh has been working together with R&T’s Financial Regulatory practice in addressing the burgeoning area of FinTech in legal and regulatory work spanning across DeFi to Virtual currency regulatory issues. Rajesh serves on the AI Tech committee of the Singapore Standards Council and on the Board of Experts of the Singapore Management University Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) and the National University of Singapore Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & the Law (TRAIL). On the corporate front, he sits on the Board of MediaCorp, Singapore’s national broadcaster.

 


Internationally, he sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Legal Innovation, College of Law, Australia, the Advisory Board of the Future Privacy Forum (FPF), Washington, DC and is the Vice-Chairman of the Media Law Committee of the International Bar Association. On a pro-bono basis, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Sree Narayana Mission and as a member of the School Management Committee of Montfort Schools.

Ms Arianne Jimenez 
Privacy & Public Policy Manager, Asia Pacific, Meta 

 

Arianne is a Privacy & Public Policy Manager for the Asia Pacific for Meta. She’s responsible for helping drive the company’s strategy and engagement in the region on privacy policy and data-driven innovation. She is also involved in evaluating and responding to legislative and regulatory developments around privacy and emerging technologies, providing advice on product, feature, and policy development, and building initiatives focused on privacy and emerging technologies, including AI.  

 

She brings both an academic and industry perspective, having specialized in privacy law for her Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree, which she obtained from the University of California – Berkeley School of Law. Her doctoral dissertation was on Working Towards a Data Protection Soft Law Framework for the ASEAN Region. She obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the same institution, where she obtained a Certificate of Specialization in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.  During her time in Berkeley, she was also a Graduate Tutor and a Research Assistant, focusing her efforts on legal research and writing, and US privacy. 

 

During her legal career in the Philippines, from which she hails, she clerked for a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, worked as Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer for a tech company, and taught law subjects at De La Salle University. She has also published articles on intellectual property law and cyberlaw.

Dr Stanley Lai SC 

Head, Intellectual Property & Co-head, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, 

Allen & Gledhill LLP 

 

Dr Stanley Lai, SC is the Head of Allen & Gledhill LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Head of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice. 

 

Stanley specialises in all forms of IP litigation and information technology disputes, and is also a commercial/chancery litigator.  Stanley is currently the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.  He is also a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre IP Panel and Singapore Copyright Tribunal. He has published extensively on IP and information technology law, including the monograph, “The Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom”. Stanley serves as a Senior Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and as a Specialist Mediator in the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He is an Administrative Panellist at the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a member of the Market Surveillance and Compliance Panel (National Electricity Market of Singapore) and is currently the Commissioner of the Government Procurement Adjudication Tribunal. 

 

After graduating from the University of Leicester with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1992, Stanley was called to the Bar of England and Wales, Lincoln's Inn in 1993 and obtained an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in 1994. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1995 before commencing his Ph.D. research in the field of technology law and computer software copyright to become the first Singapore-born lawyer to be conferred a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cambridge. In January 2010, Stanley was appointed Senior Counsel.  He was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2020. 

 

SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 24.0

Practice Area: Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Training Level: Intermediate 

 

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain 3 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information. 

 

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