On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. Unbeknownst to us at the beginning of the year, the pandemic has undoubtedly affected our professional and personal lives. As an active effort in containing the pandemic, work-from-home, movement restriction and lockdown orders were imposed in many countries.
In an attempt to conduct work and life as normally as possible, we got creative with the help of technology. Nonetheless, with the ease and reach of technology came troubles. The gripping fears of having our personal data compromised in ways we may not even be aware of, have heightened the sense of urgency, forcing us to tread carefully.
In this webinar, we will address various topics from the perspective of Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong law, including:
Cybersecurity threats to information of customers or organisations and personal data arising from new norms during the pandemic;
Data protection and confidentiality issues you should be concerned about when your employees use third-party platforms; and
The keys to best practice business continuity and technology management with your third-party service providers whilst managing these threats and breaches.
Suaran Singh Sidhu
LAW Partnership (Malaysia), associated firm of Eversheds Harry Elias LLP
Suaran Singh Sidhu is the Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications of LAW Partnership. He has extensive experience in cybersecurity, information technology (IT) and personal data protection laws, and regularly advises on legal matters in the fields of entertainment, media and telecommunications.
He has recently been engaged by some of the biggest names in the IT and FinTech industry. Suaran has provided his insight and knowledge on regulatory compliance issues, cybersecurity, and the practices and policies in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also been engaged by major corporate companies to advise on legal and financial implications for online transactions and data protection. In issues pertaining to personal data protection (PDPA) in Malaysia, Suaran’s focus include advising on compliance requirements, providing training and seminars, conducting privacy audits, and formulating privacy roadmaps for clients.
Eversheds Harry Elias LLP (Singapore)
Tan Weiyi is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Management Practice Group of Eversheds Harry Elias LLP. Weiyi’s expertise lies in handling complex cross-border disputes and corporate investigations. She represents clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings relating to a range of commercial disputes, including transactional, licensing, intellectual property, employment and tenancy disputes.
Weiyi also advises and represents clients in investigations and enforcement actions, focused on corruption, financial fraud and other white-collar criminal offences. She has advised multinational companies and financial institutions on cross-border investigations and assisted them with their response to investigations and prosecution by foreign and local enforcement authorities, such as the US Department of Justice, UK Serious Fraud Office, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Weiyi also regularly advises on privacy issues, both generally and in the context of internal investigations and regulatory disclosures. She is a Certified Privacy Manager with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and has assisted multinational clients in the design and implementation of their data privacy compliance programs.
Eversheds Sutherland (Hong Kong)
Rhys is an Of Counsel at Eversheds Sutherland and leads the Commercial and Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) practice. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating high-value and strategic commercial and technology agreements and has acted for both government and private sector clients, particularly financial institutions throughout Asia Pacific on complex commercial and digital transformation projects.
Rhys has advised various clients on a broad range of commercial and TMT transactions, including complex supply and service agreements, FinTech, technology outsourcing & digital transformation and data privacy projects. Further, he has acted for many FinTech start-ups across Asia in relation to various emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency.