This course will examine the ethical and legal duties of employees, contractors and external parties in relation to the protection of company secrets and databases.
This course will be conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ISCA).
• Threats to secrets and database – internal sources (employees and contractors) and external sources (hackers, industrial espionage agents, business rivals)• Ethical duties of employees – honesty, fidelity, fair value for pay, integrity, avoiding conflicts of interests• Ensuring ethical conduct of employees – selection, induction, training, education, reinforcement, publicity of responses to unethical conduct• Dealing with employee’s ethical breaches – employee handbook, codes of conduct, shaming, blacklisting• Fiduciary duties of directors and officers – to act in employer’s interests, not to use company assets, monies or business opportunities for own benefit, to reveal wrongdoings of other employees, full and frank disclosure, section 157 of the Companies Act• Prevention of Corruption Act – benefits, corrupt intent, famous local cases (Peter Lim, Ng Boon Gay and Teh Tsun Hang), punishment, extra-territorial effect• Response to external threats – criminal law (conspiracy, abetment, computer crime laws), intellectual property laws, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act• Civil remedies to external threats – torts of trespass, breach of confidence, conspiracy, foreign threats, use of Mareva injunctions and Anton Piller orders • Contractual protection of secrets – cybersecurity policies, restraint of trade clauses (scope covering georgraphical extent, prohibited activities, length of restraint) – trade secrets (classification and protection) – customer relationship – public policy - incentive payments
July / September 2021 (To be confirmed)
$300 (SingHealth rate, including GST)
You may wish to register via this website. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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In line with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), please note that we have updated our SingHealth Data Protection Policy, a copy of which is available at http://www.singhealth.com.sg/pdpa. Hard copies are also available on request.
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