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Applications open for first legal tech hackathon in Singapore

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s first legal tech hackathon - TechLaw.Fest Hackathon.


The hackathon will be an intense, fast-paced 48-hour challenge on 4 – 6 April 2018 at Suntec Convention Centre. It is open to students and professionals – ranging from legal professionals, software developers and designers -- and will be held in conjunction with regional law tech forum TechLaw.Fest 2018.


This competition challenges participants to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to everyday problems faced by lawyers, in-house counsels, users of legal services and data protection officers (DPOs) in Singapore. To emphasise the importance of personal data protection, teams shall incorporate Data Protection by Design[1] in their solutions.


Participants may select from the challenge areas of 4 data protection problem statements as well as 100 legal industry problem statements collated by SAL’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) – a strategic initiative to prepare the legal industry for technological disruption.


The top three winning teams will receive prize vouchers, with the 1st placed team receiving $6,000 in prize vouchers and the opportunity to develop their solutions further under SAL’s FLIP Accelerator Programme.


Participants can register for free. Registration is open until the event day and walk-ins will be allowed (subject to space availability).



[1] Data Protection by Design is an approach where organisations consider the protection of personal data from the earliest possible design stage, and throughout the operational lifecycle, of the new system, process, product or services. This way, the appropriate safeguards to protect personal data would have been embedded within.

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