RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited (“Foundation”) on its successful registration as a Grant-making Philanthropic Organisation (“GPO”) under the IRAS Tax Deduction Scheme with effect from 7 September 2017. As a registered GPO, the Foundation may issue tax deduction receipts to its donors with respect to donations made to it.
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RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Jack Ow was invited as a speaker for a cybersecurity panel discussion at DCD>Zettastructure Digital Infrastructure Summit organised by Datacenter Dynamics. The conference is part of the organiser’s South East Asia Datacenter Week. This marks the 2nd of its global conference series.
Jack contributed to the panel discussion titled “Cyber-security in the Hybrid IT environment” by sharing legal and regulatory considerations in cybersecurity for a hybrid IT environment. The other panellists comprised David Nagrosst, CISSP, Head of Sales, APJ of Cyxtera Technologies; Jason Wells, CEO of QCC Global (Asia); John Lee, Partner at Digital Paws and Paul Lothian, Director of KPMG Cybersecurity Practice.
The two-day conference from 20-21 September 2017 was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre featuring various discussion panels, presentations, interactive workshops, roundtables, data centre tours and an expo showcasing the latest technologies.
Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Jack Ow was featured in the article ‘Space Invaders,’ published in Asia Business Law Journal on data protection and cybersecurity of technology in the legal sector. The article was first published on 19 September 2017.
With the recent increase in cyber attacks, Asia Business Law Journal explores how the once abstract concepts of data protection and cybersecurity are quickly gaining traction. There is a clear trend that legal frameworks are becoming more stringent in Asia Pacific (APAC) countries.
One such example is Singapore’s recent draft Cybersecurity Bill, in which Jack commented, “The Cybersecurity Bill gives the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) powers to require any person to assist and co-operate in investigations, and also to take steps to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats and cybersecurity incidents.”
Regulations concerning the transfer of personal data across jurisdictions are likewise becoming more stringent. “Where international transfers of personal data are concerned, then it is an express requirement under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) that the transferring party must ensure, before transferring personal data overseas, that the receiving foreign party is bound by legally enforceable obligations to provide a standard of protection that is at least comparable to the standard of protection prescribed in Singapore,” Jack advised.
While many believe APAC countries could consider adopting standards to facilitate cross-border data transfer through a harmonisation of the various regimes, Jack rationalised that with differing levels of economic development, harmonisation is likely to face a stumbling block.
However, he shared a reason for optimism. “The cross-border exchange of digital goods, services and even ideas between Asian economies could very well be a key driver toward harmonisation in order to facilitate and regulate intra-Asia trade.”
Please click here to view the full article, as published in the Asia Business Law Journal.