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AI, Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation, SMU, 28-29 May (12 public CPD points)

This module delves into AI, more specifically Machine Learning and RPA, in the legal industry. It will help participants understand what is currently happening within this space and how this technology can be utilised most efficiently within the legal sector.

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The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill - An overview

This highlights the key points from the Bill after its first reading in Parliament on 1 April 2019.

IPOS extends FinTech Fast Track initiative by one year to 25 April 2020

The FinTech Fast Track nitiative facilitates a faster patent  application-to-grant process for FinTech inventions.

SAL Executive Tech Lunch & Learn Talks Series: Blockchain, ICO and Smart Contracts in a Nutshell and How it Applies to You, SAL, 26 Apr (1.5 public CPD points)

This introduction will explain the concepts and applications of Blockchain as major distributed ledger technology (DLT) and looks behind the shiny curtain of often used buzz words and giving them context.

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Experts welcome laws to give faster relief to victims of falsehoods

Experts welcome laws to give faster relief to victims of falsehoods

But relief may not be long-lasting, court orders can be contested.

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Some scholars want academic protection reflected in fake news Bill

Some scholars want academic protection reflected in fake news Bill

A group of academics has said it cannot accept the Ministry of Education's (MOE) assurances that the proposed law against online falsehoods will not affect their work.

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Move to curb online falsehoods won't affect academic work: MOE

Move to curb online falsehoods won't affect academic work: MOE

Singapore's draft law to curb the spread of online falsehoods does not restrict opinion and will not affect academic research work, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in response to concerns raised by a group of academics.

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Fake news Bill: Law Society refutes online flak over alleged silence

Fake news Bill: Law Society refutes online flak over alleged silence

 The society has been invited to give feedback to the Government on the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act and will be sharing its perspectives with the policymakers: Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran

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Cyber insurance market hobbled by lack of data, experience, clarity

Cyber insurance market hobbled by lack of data, experience, clarity

The risk of cyber attacks against companies grows by the day.

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2 charged over scheme linked to purported cryptocurrency

2 charged over scheme linked to purported cryptocurrency

In a statement yesterday, the police said this is the first case of its kind.

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Britain proposes laws to regulate social media

Britain proposes laws to regulate social media

It calls for regulator to define code of practice, with penalties that include hefty fines.

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Fake news laws: Proposed appeal process 'the most cost-effective way', says law ministry

Fake news laws: Proposed appeal process 'the most cost-effective way', says law ministry

Some observers have raised concerns that legal costs could deter individuals from appealing against a minister’s order. But MinLaw said in its response to TODAY that the process proposed is cheaper than if the courts were involved from the start.

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Avenues for redress should not be onerous, says Charles Chong

Avenues for redress should not be onerous, says Charles Chong

He responds to public feedback on costs of challenging govt action.

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Code of practice for display of political content

Code of practice for display of political content

The aim of the code of practice is to enable measures to be taken to enhance disclosure of information concerning paid content directed towards a political end.

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The debate over doxxing

The debate over doxxing

Online vigilantes' practice of publishing personal info of individuals online set to be outlawed, but observers see challenges ahead.

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IPBA 2019 Singapore, Thomson Reuters, 25-27 Apr (15 public CPD points)

Themed “Technology, Business and Law – Global Perspectives”, the conference will examine the legal challenges arising from global regulatory and technological developments.

Give judges more leeway under fake news laws

Give judges more leeway under fake news laws

To say that ministers will permit the courts to be the ultimate arbiters of truth in the long term may satisfy the historian, but it is of no comfort to citizens concerned about the here and now: Cherian George

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Australia passes law to tackle violent content on social media

Australia passes law to tackle violent content on social media

Firms must remove material such as live-streamed terror attacks quickly or face penalties such as fines or jail terms.

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Concern over legal costs to appeal Govt orders 'fair', but help is available: Edwin Tong

Concern over legal costs to appeal Govt orders 'fair', but help is available: Edwin Tong

The new laws do not set a high bar for individuals to prove that what he or she wrote is true: Mr Tong

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Fake accounts, bots that spread fake news to be targeted in new laws

Fake accounts, bots that spread fake news to be targeted in new laws

Research has found that fake accounts and bots have been used by organised fake news operators, which use them to undermine the sovereignty of their target countries. 

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