This course will explain the key legal & practical issues affecting the IT industry. Ignorance of the law is not a privilege. It is a misfortune. Topics will include introduction to the Singapore Legal system, intellectual property rights, computer crime, computer contracts and negligence, privacy issues, defamation, liability and data protection. Realistic scenarios & case-studies will be presented to apply the legal principles from the real world. It is important to consider the IT and computing issues from a professional, legal and ethical viewpoints.
This course is useful to various personnel in a company – Project Director, Project Manager, Executives and any professionals in the IT / Computing industry.
Introduction to Singapore Legal System
Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian is an Associate Professorial Fellow lecturing law at the National University of Singapore, Department of Strategy and Policy (NUS Business School). She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an author of several law books. She is Associate Director of Bernard & Rada Law Corp.
Prof Tay studied law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with a Master of Laws, in which she specialised in Company, Shipping, Insurance and Marine Insurance Laws. She did her pupillage under the Honourable Lady Mary Hogg in London and returned to Singapore in the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson.
She was on the Board of Overseas Editors for the (United Kingdom) Journal of Financial Crime, an official publication of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. She has presented papers at many conferences and seminars on Business Law, Medical Law, Company and Insolvency Laws both overseas and in Singapore. Prof Tay is an examiner on law subjects for a number of professional bodies in Singapore and overseas. She conducts in-house seminars for hospitals, banks, statutory boards, hotels, commercial firms and companies, clubs and associations.