CNPLaw gave a talk on how the small print on one’s websites and apps can save one’s online business

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CNPLaw gave a talk on how the small print on one’s websites and apps can save one’s online business


A CNPLaw Seminar: Swipe Right to protect your business



Updated: 26 November 2019




Expanding online is a must for many businesses in this day and age. It opens up a whole new marketplace with the power to reach people beyond physical boundaries. However, with great power comes great responsibilities. With the ease of creating websites and apps and transacting online, many businesses may have overlooked their legal obligations in the virtual space.

Our talk was meant to educate businesses on how to protect themselves online through robust terms of use and privacy policies on their websites and apps. This talk touched upon an organization’s obligations on the collection, use and retention of personal data under the Personal Data Protection Act, including the recent guidelines for NRICs. We also shared interesting cases of companies that were brought to Court over infringing statements and content found on their company websites.

As a bonus, attendees were entitled to a free website health check by a third-party website design firm to understand if their website’s performance is optimal and received tips on how to improve their websites.

This event was held at JustCo 120 Robinson Road on 11 December 2019.

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Wong Pei Ling Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

Pei Ling has over 23 years of legal experience and has advised clients with Malaysian and Singaporean interests on their cross-border transactions, joint ventures, investments, commercial and technology agreements.




Hazel Ho Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

Hazel main areas of practice include cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory. Hazel has advised various companies ranging from tech start-ups to blue-chip MNCs. She is recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 for 2019 and 2020.




Hu Huimin Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

Huimin is a Senior Associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and Family Law team. She was called to the Singapore bar in 2012. Her main area of practice is general civil and commercial litigation. She has been involved in various civil trials and hearings before the State Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.



With the prevalence of technology and increasing connectivity through the internetcybersecurity and data protection are areas that have grown more important in Singapore.

Since the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA), it is mandatory for organisations to comply with data protection rules and we strive to help our clients understand that compliance with the PDPA is no longer an option.

At CNPLaw, we have worked with our clients and helped them navigate through a variety of data protection issues, which include:

  • Reviewing existing policies in order to advise on our client’s compliance with the law
  • Highlighting possible legal risk areas
  • Drafting appropriate documents including personal data protection policies and website terms of use.

We also advise our corporate clients in relation to ad hoc queries on potential breaches of the law and the PDPA, and highlight data protection issues that may arise in the context of employment or HR policies.





With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.

At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.