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Understanding the Modernization of Law: Tools, Tech, and Tips

Recently, the phrase “modern law” seems to be floating around in the legal industry. But what does this mean and why should today’s practitioners care? From corporate counsel to law firms to contract attorneys, this term of art can carry several meanings. In a nutshell, modern law refers to the idea of taking a business centered approach to legal practice by embracing emerging technologies and new partnerships to increase efficiency and make smarter operational decisions.

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Courtrooms of the Future – The Virtual Courtroom

Innovative ideas and rapidly advancing technology have changed the courts and affected the way hearings are conducted. The new generation of lawyers, along with court users’ demands to access information online, have driven the need for new courtroom technology.

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Singapore Makes Significant Changes to Data Privacy Legislation

Countries all over the globe have been changing their data privacy landscape to account for the information protection required in the digital age. Organizations are handling large amounts of personal data gathered from numerous sources. This will only increase as more apps, communication platforms, and websites deploying more targeted advertising emerge. To avoid mishandling of sensitive information and give consumers more control, privacy reform has been trending. Now Singapore has made the list, as major amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) passed in November 2020 and has completely refocused the country’s data privacy priorities.

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Global Trends in Antitrust Enforcement and Litigation

There has been a distinct shift in the scope and breadth of investigations by global competition regulators, as well as an uptick in the number of antitrust related litigations.  With an administration change in the US and political shifts in other jurisdictions, the increased focus on regulatory enforcement of competition and antitrust laws, rapidly changing policies, and the growing collaboration of regulatory agencies, the rise of collective actions or mass competition claims is expected to continue throughout 2021. Not only are enforcement agencies considering the business and economic impact of mergers, recent developments suggest they are also assessing the role of competition law in advancing goals relating to labor, environmental and sustainability agreements, and other social and governance issues.

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