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KK Lim, Of Counsel

KK Lim

Of Counsel

Languages

English, Conversational Mandarin

Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • IT dispute resolution
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology

Practice notes

KK heads the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology advisory and commercial matters, with a focus in representing clients and advising matters involving privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, mobile security, audit and compliance advisory. This includes technology investments due diligence. Apart from technology law, he is also involved in the emerging fields of cyber insurance and matters relating to the digital economy such as data governance, artificial intelligence and block chain. His other practice areas include employment matters such as employment disputes, work injury compensation and trust & private wealth management.

A well-recognised figure in the information security and legal technology fraternity; he is often invited to speak on technology law, risk compliance and cybersecurity and data protection in conferences and forums. Prior to being called to the Singapore Bar, KK worked for both the public and private sectors such as the Singapore Government, PLCs listed in Singapore and New York in the fields of technology policy, market research and information security consulting and data privacy including being the Chief Privacy Officer (APAC) for a global healthcare research company.

He has also published in Privacy Advisor, a publication of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and was the inaugural chapter contributor on Singapore in Global Privacy & Security Law, a publication of Wolters Kluwer.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Psychology (University of Texas at Austin), a Bachelor of Laws (Monash University), a Master of Laws (National University of Singapore), a Specialist Diploma in Information Systems Security (Temasek Polytechnic) and completed the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Associate Estate Planning Practitioner (AEPP) programmes respectively.

He is currently the Chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. He is a co-founding member of the Association of Information Security Professionals (Singapore), Teaching Consultant to The Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at the National University of Singapore and Adjunct Associate at the Singapore Institute of Technology and an Accredited Mediator of The Law Society of Singapore Mediation Scheme.

Notable Work Highlights: 

  • Member of an advisory team to a regional retail company on technology, data protection and privacy protection policies
  • Advised a global service management company on data protection and employment policies.
  • Advised a leading vehicle leasing and management company on technology, data protection and privacy policies
  • Advised a cross border multiple parties consortium on a cybersecurity vulnerability detection and testing platform construction matter.
  • Advised professional and religious bodies on matters relating to cybersecurity and data protection policies.
  • Represented a disabled party on a pro-bono basis against two hospitals’ medical recommendation and raised the accident insurance pay-out to multiple times from the original award.

Cybersecurity Technical Projects

Prior to joining the Bar, a sample of the cybersecurity and data protection projects he was involved in include being:

  • Lead for a vulnerability assessment and penetration testing exercise for a regional financial body’s electronic commerce platform.
  • Lead to develop a security software project for a Government related body.
  • Lead to deploy security software for distributed denial of service attacks for a public university.
  • Lead Consultant for a global software company clients’ feedback exercise on cybersecurity products and services.