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Technology Law Fundamentals

Technology is transforming the global economy, disrupting traditional industries and creating new business opportunities. Companies are leveraging on AI, data analytics, cloud, mobile app and IoT sensor technologies to deepen and expand their markets.

As laws regulating these technological innovations continue to develop, it is important to understand how and when such laws can affect key aspects of business operations.

This 2-day programme aims to explore fundamental issues surrounding technology law, including cybersecurity and data protection compliance, ownership and licensing of technology IP rights, management of business and legal risks in technology transactions.

Course Details

Course Dates
No available dates currently.

Duration
2 days
9.00AM to 5.00PM

 

Who Should Attend

Technology business executives, Chief Data Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, cybersecurity professionals, data analysts and scientists, software developers and engineers, IT project directors, sales consultants and marketing managers.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  • Navigate typical provisions in technology contracts
  • Identify and manage common issues in technology IP rights
  • Identify and mitigate business risks in technology transactions
  • Implement strategies to handle cybersecurity and data breach incidents
  • Understand key requirements of the Cybersecurity Act ("CA"), the Computer Misuse Act ("CMA") and the Personal Data Protection Act ("PDPA")
Topics
  • Technology Contract Law Concepts
  • Technology Contract Risk Management
  • Technology Contract Exercise
  • Introduction to Computer Misuse Act (CMA)
  • Review of CMA
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity Act (CA)
  • Introduction to Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
  • Managing Data Breaches

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$540


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$577.80

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$180


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$217.80

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$180


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$217.80

Workfare Training Support (WTS)
(95%)

Fee after subsidy
$90


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$37.80


You pay
$127.80

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $1,926 (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Instructor

Vincent Kor is the General Counsel of the Government Technology Agency - the lead implementing agency for Singapore’s Digital Government and Smart Nation initiatives. Before his appointment in GovTech, Vincent served as General Counsel of the Media Development Authority where he advised on legal and regulatory matters connected to Singapore’s media sector.

Vincent has published articles on various aspects of media and technology including alternative dispute resolution, cybersecurity, e-commerce, digital payment platforms and intellectual property protection. He has spoken at conferences held by regional organisations such as AIBD and CASBAA, and was a regular guest speaker at NUS. Vincent is a past recipient of the Law Society Book Prize and the Public Administration Medal. Vincent holds a Master of Laws and is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law.

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  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

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Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

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  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

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Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html

Funding under Workfare Training Support ("WTS")

To qualify, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Singapore Citizen; and

  2. Aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities); and

  3. Earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.

  4. Training allowance is only available for individuals who pay for their own training.

  5. Individuals can apply at any of WSG's Careers Connect or NTUC's e2i centres up to 30 days (including weekends and public holidays) before or after the start of the course.

    For more info, please visit WSG website at http://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-training-support-individuals.html

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UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.