DataLearn: Introduction to PDPA / GDPR

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Privacy has become major topics in data science over the last several years. In fact, debates around privacy have hit the mainstream following widespread breaches and overly permissive permissions of a number of tech companies. The DataKind SG community has always placed privacy at the top of our requirements (and our intro slide decks ;-), so we are proud to have Wei Li speak at our DataLearn on privacy as part of a Pro Bono Law Society (A recent NGO participant of our DataDive).

Agenda
1) What are Personally Identifiable Information?
2) How do data privacy laws impact data collection and its analysis?
3) How does the use of cloud services impact data privacy?
4) What do the privacy laws say about
4.1) Deriving data from multiple sources?
4.2) Collecting data in one country and working on it in other countries?
4.3) Cross-regional data protection?
5) Best practices, common misconceptions and pitfalls

Speaker Bio
Wei Li is a director at boutique law firm – KEL LLC. He acts for clients across all modes of dispute resolution - litigation, arbitration, and mediation - and has developed a notable expertise in media and Internet law. Wei Li has represented companies, public figures, and high-net-worth individuals in issues and disputes concerning image and reputation management. Over the course of such work, Wei Li has successfully obtained and enforced orders against major web platforms, search engines, and content hosts for the takedown of undesirable and defamatory publications. His deep understanding of social media and the Internet allows him to advise clients on both the legal and non-legal aspects of content and reputation management. Wei Li is also proficient in open-source intelligence techniques - a skill that has proven useful in tracking and responding to anonymous online attacks. On the non-contentious side of things, Wei Li routinely advises companies on issues relating to the use of Internet and social media. These issues include privacy, data-protection, acceptable-use policies, and establishing internal controls. Besides practising law, he also teaches as an adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University’s School of Law.

Zach is a newly minted associate at a boutique law firm – KEL LLC. He completed his practice training contract at KEL LLC and was called to the Singapore Bar in August 2018. During his time as a practice trainee, he assisted in civil matters ranging from construction, defamation, internet and employment law. As an associate at KEL LLC, he continues to assist in a wide range of civil matters. Zach has also assisted in non-contentious work such as advising companies on issues relating to privacy, data protection and establishing internal controls. Outside the legal world, he has an interest in blockchain technology and believes that it will change the world.