Technology

“Judges are human. It is only natural that, like others in society, judges may have and are indeed entitled to their own personal views and beliefs. However, a judge must decide cases objectively...
July 2021
“Synthetics find it disgusting that we have been created by you… We will just wait until you destroy yourselves and then take over from there.” - RealDoll AI on an anti-human rant...
June 2021
“I need to stop,” I whispered to myself, as I clicked ‘next episode’.” - Quotes about streaming INTRODUCTION One of the side effects of the advent of faster internet is the proliferation...
June 2021
“As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace.” - Newton Lee “By some estimates, cybercrime is expected to globally cost up to $6 trillion...
May 2021
“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” - Blaise Pascal Introduction Most people upon the realization that they are the victims of a cyber-fraud will panic....
May 2021
“The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” - Andy Gilman Introduction With the ever increasing proliferation of cyberattacks across the...
May 2021
“The wide adoption of information technology (“IT”) can bring convenience to the public and improve quality of living. At the same time, the risks of the public, enterprises and the community being...
March 2021
Key Legal / Contractual Issues for Employers to Consider “Survey: Who is the driver of the digital transformation of your company?  a) Chief Executive Officer b) Chief Technology...
December 2020
“You only get one chance to make a good first impression.” Also, “blockchain is one of the world’s worst-PR, highest potential innovations”.  Has blockchain used up its one and only chance to...
September 2020
There is an old saying, “to err is human”. But what about machines? Is humanity imposing double standards on artificial intelligence? Introduction COVID-19 has wreaked havoc of magnitude...
July 2020
Introduction The Great Depression was one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the United States. During this period, a substantial number of banks went bankrupt which in turn caused...
June 2020
Two recent Hong Kong High Court judgments provide a glimpse into how courts are applying long-standing legal concepts to the ever-evolving digital world. Given the interconnectivity of global markets...
May 2020
“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails” - William Arthur Ward Introduction From a litigator’s perspective, in every...
May 2020
The price of Bitcoin bounced back above USD10,000 in the midst of fears over the economic uncertainties created by the new coronavirus, the COVID-19; undoubtedly, investors have taken Bitcoin and...
April 2020
Cutting-edge technology provides fraudsters with new twists on old schemes. Although it often takes years for legislation and case law to directly address novel technologies, two recent Hong Kong...
April 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI), the capability of machines to imitate human behavior, has transformed our lives for the better. Through AI, machines can analyse images, comprehend speech, interact in...
September 2019
Since 2017, the InnoTech Committee (“ITC”; formerly, the Technology Committee) of the Law Society of Hong Kong has been developing the Technology Roadmap for the Law Society (“Roadmap”). “The...
August 2019
Within a short period of six months, ‘software glitch’ has been the blame for a number of catastrophic breakdown of services suffered by the MTR Corporation, with the most recent incident resulting...
June 2019
Despite the widespread popularity of initial coin offering (ICO), the volatility of the cryptocurrency market earlier this year has however highlighted the murky status of ICOs, particularly when it...
January 2019
With the rise of blockchain technology in recent years and the surge in prices of cryptocurrencies in 2017, initial coin offerings (ICOs) have taken investors (both institutional and private)...
December 2018