Singapore

Singapore

Jun
08
Has the abuse of process gone too far?

Has the abuse of process gone too far?

Global attention to Singapore's practice of the death penalty is testing the system's resolve to allow prisoners to bring applications. Should such applications continue to be available?
5 min read
Apr
26
I would cheat on the bar exam

I would cheat on the bar exam

Does cheating on the bar exam say more about the cheaters' integrity or about our flawed system of bar admission?
3 min read
Mar
22
Evaluating Legislation for Readability, Exploring PLUS

Evaluating Legislation for Readability, Exploring PLUS

Using Python, Streamlit and data science, I evaluate the changes in the 2020 Revised Edition of Laws in Singapore for readability.
13 min read
Mar
07
How Data and the Law Interact: A Book Review

How Data and the Law Interact: A Book Review

I snapped up Sarah Sutherland’s "Legal Data and Information in Practice" and found it a great read for a hobbyist in legal data like me.
3 min read
Feb
08
Statistics take on the death penalty... and tumble

Statistics take on the death penalty... and tumble

A case last year shows the challenges faced in using statistics to prove a case in court.
5 min read
Jan
24
Have we all become tech fetishists now?

Have we all become tech fetishists now?

3 min read
Dec
01
Going beyond the thick grey line in child punishment

Going beyond the thick grey line in child punishment

I don't support punishing children physically. However, I suggest that there is more to such cases than the violence on the surface.
4 min read
Nov
23

The Latest from the PDPC: The Good, The Bad and the Undertaking

Some time has elapsed since I studied an enforcement decision from the Personal Data Protection Commission in Singapore. How much has changed for data protection since then?
7 min read
Oct
27

It's Open. It's Free — Public Legal Information in Singapore

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7 min read
Oct
20

Ready to mine free online legal materials in Singapore? Not so fast!

Amendments to Copyright Act might support better access to free online legal materials in Singapore by robots. I survey government websites to find out how friendly they are to this.
8 min read