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Updates to the Personal Data Protection Regime in Singapore

The Personal Data Protection Commission has recently introduced and updated its advisory guidelines to help companies better protect personal data in compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Singapore: Data Privacy Enforcement Trends

Since the Personal Data Protection Act came into force on 2 July 2014, the Personal Data Protection Commission has published a number of enforcement decisions taken against 22 organisations for breaching various obligations under the Act.

Legal Advice Privilege: Risks for the Unwary in Singapore

If a company's lawyers interview the company's employees as part of an internal investigation, can legal advice privilege protect the contents of the interview and any notes taken by the lawyers from later disclosure to a regulator or in subsequent court proceedings?

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

Singapore: Peek Into the New Cybersecurity Act, Latest Attack & Demand for Cybersecurity Insurance

The new Cybersecurity Act will institute standards for incident reporting, audits and risk assessments. It will also facilitate the sharing of cybersecurity information, and mandate the participation of critical information infrastructure operators in cybersecurity exercises.

Singapore Launches New Cybersecurity Strategy

Singapore will embark on a new cybersecurity strategy which aims to establish a resilient cyber environment for the country.

Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA): 3rd Review Completion with New Updates

Trade between Singapore and Australia is strong as the value of two-way goods trade was AUD 16.2 billion in 2015. Both countries took steps to make it even stronger when they completed the 3rd review and signed updates to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement on 13 October 2016.

District Judge Approves Extradition of Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident Accused in US Navy...

A Singapore court approved the extradition of a Singaporean and a Malaysian with permanent residency who face charges of conspiring to defraud, using electronic or wire communication to obtain money and property fraudulently, and submitting false claims to the U.S. Navy.

The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.

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