Thematic Lecture 2: Security and Connectivity
Mr William Deckelman
Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary, DXC Technology
Panel Discussion 3: Data and Security
Moderator: Dr Stanley Lai SC
In recent times, the advent of 5G and its potential promises an even more interconnected Internet of Things. Even without it, Internet of Things devices increasingly proliferate the market. While 5G technology and IOT devices may have its benefits, they also raise serious questions around the security of the ubiquity of interconnectivity and the susceptibility of 5G technology, along with edge computing, to cyberattacks. Data protection and security are critical concerns. Would it be possible to have security by design and incorporate cyber defences? And in this increasingly interconnected world, what can be done to better protect data, and by whom? For instance, how are 5G technology service providers going to be regulated?
Teabreak (for Conference delegates only)
Panel Discussion 4: Data and Connectivity
Moderator: Mr Huey Tan
This year, humanity will have surfed the World Wide Web for 30 years. Platforms, mobile technologies and cloud services are converging to make the internet more accessible to anyone, anywhere and anytime. The net effect of data has outweighed how data affects individuals. Recent concerns about controlling access to content or services leading to data misuse and distrust are not new. What is the impact of these divergences on consumers, governments and businesses? What can law and policy makers do to support fair and transparent data uses while managing risks or harms? What future legal challenges do we face? How can new technologies advocating for greater access to human data address these challenges? How can users be personally empowered through data? Who speaks for humanity?
Conference Closing Remarks
Lunch (for Conference delegates only)
[Track 1] Deep Dive seminar: Deconstructing Smart Contracts On and Off Distributed Ledgers
Moderator: Ms Joyce Tan
In the borderless world of international contracting manifested on technological platforms such as distributed ledgers (DLT) and blockchains, is the law equipped to navigate contractual relationships arising from these platforms within and across national boundaries? This session takes us into the deep matrix of a smart contract - where it crosses the line to become a smart legal contract, its interface with natural language contracting, its possible models and their respective legal ramifications, its variations as enabled by (existing and future) technology, its regulatory governance and the challenges it poses to its author and its enforcer.
[Track 2] Firehose seminar: The Legal Issues Facing a Smart Nation
Singapore has embarked on an ambitious multi-year Smart Nation initiative. How exactly do the Strategic National Projects come together to help fulfil the Smart Nation vision and what are the legal issues that these projects may raise? How might the work of lawyers change as the Smart Nation initiatives are realised? What might we be able to learn from private sector leaders in digitalisation? What are the opportunities for providers of legal technology and legal services? And what are the adaptations needed by the legal industry to play an active role in the Smart Nation vision?
Teabreak (for Conference delegates only)
[Track 1] Innovation Journey Dialogue for In-house Legal Departments
Moderator: Mr Mark Cohen
This dialogue is for general counsel looking to re-design their legal departments to make the digital transformation journey. What technologies are available? How do these impact business processes? And what kinds of new capabilities need to be developed to support the effective implementation of changes. General counsel from a range of industries share their ongoing efforts at reviewing and restructuring their legal departments in this candid dialogue about what works and what doesn't.
[Track 2] Firehose seminar: Frontier Issues in Law and Technology
Moderator: Mr Tan Ken Hwee
Much ink has already been spilt on some areas of law and technology like blockchain and cryptocurrencies, AI and autonomous vehicles etc. What other even more cutting-edge areas should we be thinking about? Might contracts be drafted and enforced entirely by computers and AI? How do we ensure that the Internet of Things does not bring malware into our home or office networks? Is there a new age of surveillance that we should be concerned about?