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Straits Times / 23 May 2019

Watchdog begins public consultation on data law changes

The proposed data portability provision will give individuals greater control over their data, and enable greater access to more data by organisations to "facilitate data flows and increase innovation", said the PDPC.

Straits Times / 21 May 2019

Will tougher laws make a difference to those at risk?

Recent changes to the Penal Code have introduced tougher penalties against those who abuse domestic workers, children and people with disabilities, and identified new groups of vulnerable persons. Tan Tam Mei and Cara Wong look at whether harsher...
Straits Times / 21 May 2019

Waiving the rules threatens the seas

A key concern is the different rules nations adopt for using the global maritime commons, including their views on freedom of navigation and maritime resources. The good news is the adoption in 2017 by Asean and its international counterparts of...
Straits Times / 20 May 2019

Should security officers be armed?

Yes, say some, to protect themselves and do their jobs better. No, say others, as this risks escalating incidents. Empowering, rather than arming, security guards might be a better solution.

Business Times / 17 May 2019

TWG shareholder Wellness Group to be wound up

The court found that Mr Murjani paid himself remuneration without obtaining prior written consent from the board. Wellness's only known asset currently is its 30% stake in luxury tea brand TWG Tea.

Straits Times / 14 May 2019

Man jailed 121/2 years for sexually abusing daughter

The girl's 53-year-old father, a retail sales supervisor, was sentenced to 12½ years' jail by the High Court after he pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual assault by penetration and one charge of aggravated...
Singapore Law Watch / 14 May 2019

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Straits Times / 13 May 2019

Fighting fake news here with legislation

This is the seventh of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.

Straits Times / 10 May 2019

Tech firms will work with Govt on fake news law despite concerns

The Codes of Practice, which are being developed by the Government in consultation with Internet intermediaries like social media platforms, require the companies to have reasonable verification measures to prevent fake accounts or bots from...
Straits Times / 07 May 2019

MPs express concern over decriminalisation of attempted suicide

While there is a need to remove the stigma against mental illness, retaining the offence of attempted suicide in the Penal Code would be a more compassionate approach that could save more lives, said Mr Christopher de Souza (Holland-Bukit-Timah...
Singapore Law Watch / 07 May 2019

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Straits Times / 04 May 2019

Mum wins fight with son over joint accounts

Madam Lilyana Alwi, 86, is suing her son, 62-year-old Singaporean photographer John Arifin, for allegedly misappropriating at least $500,000 from their joint accounts.

Straits Times / 04 May 2019

How the online falsehoods Bill can be improved

In its current form, the Bill's vague definition of fundamental terms, such as "statement of fact", "false statement" and "public interest", creates room for a highly subjective application of the law.

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Business Times / 17 May 2019

TWG shareholder Wellness Group to be wound up

The court found that Mr Murjani paid himself remuneration without obtaining prior written consent from the board. Wellness's only known asset currently is its 30% stake in luxury tea brand TWG Tea.

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