Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL)
The Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy is an interdisciplinary research centre founded to explore the challenges that new technologies bring to business and society. Through rigorous research grounded in practical realities, the centre seeks to promote the development of technology law and policy in the Asia Pacific, by examining and finding solutions to issues that accompany technological advancement.
CAPTEL is one of the first technology law and policy centres in the world to be founded in a business school. It was created specifically as a centre for research and consultancy that accommodates a diversity of cross discipline experts. Its objectives are to be:
- A vehicle for applied legal research and policy development;
- A regional think tank for institutions seeking expert advice and consulting;
- A platform for joint research in technology law and policy with NTU’s schools and other top research arms and centres;
- An organisational platform for academics for academic exchanges; and
- A developer of leading edge industry-oriented programmes.
The centre conducts research along several multi-track themes, reflecting the diverse expertise of Nanyang Business School and its associate fellows:
- Intellectual property rights - Laws relating to the protection of intellectual property of new technologies, and new property developed by the use of new technologies
- Legal infrastructure for e-business - The development of international treatises, codes and model laws and their impact on e-commerce
- Regulation of the Internet - Researching the development of standards for Internet regulation to manage Internet conduct in the Asia Pacific; content regulation
- IT laws – Cybercrime, technology security, privacy and other IT laws
- Information and communication technology (ICT) competition law
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