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  1. Legal news
    05 June 2020
    Singapore Introduces SG Digital Office and the Need for Digitalisation across Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-introduces-sg-digital-office-and-the-need-for-digitalisation-across-sectors

    On 31 May 2020, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced that a new SG Digital Office (SDO) will be formed to mobilise a whole-of-nation movement to accelerate Singapore's efforts to digitalise all ...

  2. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Federal Court confirms that schemes are not patentable merely because they are "new and ingenious" and are implemented using a computer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/full-federal-court-confirms-that-schemes-are-not-patentable-merely-because-they-are-new

    The Federal Court of Australia has found a patent directed at a digital marketing scheme no more than a list of steps to be implemented by a computer using its well-known functions, and is not a patentable invention: ...

  3. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    ACCC confirms plans to address Australia's merger laws in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-confirms-plans-to-address-australias-merger-laws-in-2021

    In a recent speech provided to the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section’s Competition and Consumer Workshop, the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Rod Sims, confirmed that ...

  4. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    ACCC partners with international counterparts to coordinate on cross-border investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-partners-with-international-counterparts-to-coordinate-on-cross-border-investigations

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently entered into a new memorandum of understanding with its counterpart competition agencies from five other countries in order to share intelligence and ...

  5. Legal news
    03 August 2017
    Consultation by MAS on the provision of robo-advisory services in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/consultation-by-mas-on-the-provision-of-robo-advisory-services-in-singapore

    Recognising the increasing popularity of digital advisory services globally and its potential to improve consumers' access to low-cost investment advice, the Monetary Authority of Singapore had on 7 June 2017 issued a ...

  6. Legal news
    11 August 2017
    CAD and MAS issue Consumer Advisory on Investment Schemes Involving Digital Tokens (Including Virtual Currencies)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/cad-and-mas-issue-consumer-advisory-on-investment-schemes-involving-digital-tokens

    On 10 August 2017, the Commercial Affairs Department ("CAD") and the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") jointly issued a consumer advisory against the potential risks associated with digital tokens

  7. Legal news
    01 August 2017
    MAS clarifies position on the offer/issue of digital tokens in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/mas-clarifies-position-on-the-offer-issue-of-digital-tokens-in-singapore

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has, on 1 August 2017, issued clarification on the offer or issue of digital tokens in Singapore (“Clarification”).

  8. Legal news
    21 July 2017
    Updates to the ABS Guidelines for outsourced service providers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/singapore/updates-to-the-abs-guidelines-for-outsourced-service-providers

    On 1 June 2017, the Association of Banks in Singapore ("ABS") released a revised version of the Guidelines on Control Objectives & Procedures for Outsourced Service Providers ("Guidelines").

  9. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    New PDPA Advisory Guidelines on In-Vehicle Recordings by Transport Services for Hire
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/new-pdpa-advisory-guidelines-on-in-vehicle-recordings-by-transport-services-for-hire

    This article highlights the main points raised in a new guidance note on the application of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 when in-vehicle cameras are used by transport services for hire.