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All You Need to Know About the Changes to Singapore’s Presidential Elections 2017

Last November, the Singapore Parliament passed the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2016 to amend the Singapore Constitution, with the most significant change being the introduction of reserved presidential elections in Singapore. Subsequently, in February this year, Parliament amended the Presidential Elections Act (“PEA”), introducing a slew of…

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5 Lessons from Asia-Pacific Star and Furnituremart.sg Data Breaches

The recent decisions of the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) – Furnituremart.sg [2017] SGPDPC 07 (“Furnituremart.sg”) and Asia-Pacific Star Pte Ltd [2017] SGPDPC 06 (“APS”)– provided some insight into an organisation’s obligation to protect its customers’ personal data. This article summarises and evaluates the main learning points which businesses can…

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Attempt by Hollywood studios to identify illegal downloaders dismissed by the High Court

Background In August 2016, Hollywood film studios QOTD Film Investment Ltd and Voltage Pictures, represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (SSLC), applied for a court order to compel local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to release information about subscribers who allegedly infringed their copyright by illegally downloading their movies. The movies…

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