Challenge of New Media
The rules will not keep up, and you need to learn how to be ahead of the curve .
What Am I?
New Media Consultant, Tech Law Professor and Blogger.
Having spent the past two decades working in the ever changing field of high technology law, he has developed a keen sense for business and national policy development in the face of challenges of new technologies. As a modern renaissance man, never satisfied with just theoretical knowledge of the law, he enjoys his pursuit of perfecting skills that interest him. Whether be it competitive archery; professional product photography to wildlife; or blogging about the watch industry or about the development of tech law. As an lawyer, educator, trainer or consultant, he views that his primary role is to help prepare individuals and institutions to surmount and prevail over the challenges of new media technologies.
What Are My Qualifications?
Grew up and schooled in Singapore and after having completed National Service, proceeded to complete an undergraduate programme at Keele University (England) and achieved Upper Second Class Honours in Law & Economics. Qualified as a Barrister (of Lincoln's Inn) in 1988. Obtained a full scholarship to read LLM at University of Melbourne and later a Fulbright Scholarship to be a Visiting Scholar at Boalt Hall Law School at University of California Berkeley. In 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at New York Law School.
What Have I Done Professionally?
Practised in the fields of litigation and arbitration before taking up the academic appointment as Associate Professor of Law at Nanyang Business School teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Business Law and Tech related Laws (see list below). As the Director of Center for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL, a research center focussing the challenges of new technology and new media on business and society) since its founding, had the role of -- Co-Chairman at the State of Play Conference 2007 (
hosted by Harvard Law, New York Law and CAPTEL
) and secured funding and delivered the ASEAN Intellectual Property Database Project where the IP laws of the member states of ASEAN were collected, translated and tagged for online access and search. Published numerous journal papers in Computer Law & Security Reports, Electronic Communications Law Review and papers at UNCTAD, UNESCAP and APDIP. In the role as Consultant, provided training and white papers to senior country representatives at
(for the e-ASEAN Project). Was one of the panel to the
Government of Dubai
in developing their E-Commerce and E-Banking Laws. Was engaged on a three year contract to train Singapore's mid-rank civil service staff on IT security risks and management compliance. Was the Lead Consultant to the
Government of Vietnam
in the Consultative Review of the Commercial Laws of Vietnam (Gap Analysis) for the implementation of the
National Electronic Single Window
. At one time the Research Director and Consultant at Keystone Advocates & Solicitors LLP.
Professional Services Offered
Courses & Programmes
Undergraduate & Postgraduate Courses:
International E-Business Law Information Law Management Intellectual Property & Innovatioin Law of Intellectual Property & New Media Law Intellectual Property & Technoprenuership
Short Courses & Workshops:
Electronic Transactions Law Securing Information & Communications Technologies ICT Policy & Practice in Government Issues & Challenges in the Development of E-Government Managing Cybercrime Threat to Businesses
As Consultant, conducting technology policy research, related advisory services, and training related to current new media compliance matters such as securing online intellectual property and the new
Personal Data Protection Act.
Photography is the form I use for my creative expression. Here is a small sample of my collection reflecting the subjects I photograph and the styles I use. For more, visit -
Harry Tan Photography
While words play an essential part of my role as professor and consultant, often together with the visual form in my blogs and social media, they become my means of creative expression.
A blog rated "Top 25 Watches Blogs" by Blogrank. Watching Horology has since 2005 built a reputation of bringing honest critique, reporting and quality photography on all aspects of the watch industry and community of collectors.
My personal journey with capturing images of the world around us.
A Blawg commentary of events, developments and reports about issues arising from technologies impacting on the legal environment.
connect to me
If you wish to inquire either about my professional consulting or photographic services, please email through the link below. Otherwise, feel free to link up with me through Facebook or LinkedIn.
Harry SK Tan, Copyright 2013
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