SENG Kiat Boon, Daniel

Associate Professor

J.S.D. (Stanford), J.S.M. (Stanford), BCL (Oxford), LL.B. (NUS), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6601-3565 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Information technology law
Infocommunications law
Competition law
Intellectual property law
Banking law
Evidence and procedure
Artificial intelligence and legal reasoning
Empirical legal studies
Quantitative research
Machine learning
Natural language processing

Subjects Taught

Infocommunications Law: Competition & Convergence
Information Technology Law I
Information Technology Law II
Artificial Intelligence, Information Science & Law

Brief Biodata

Daniel Seng teaches and researches on information technology law and infocommunications law. Between 2001 and 2003, he was concurrently the Director of Research, Technology Law Development Group at the Singapore Academy of Law. He graduated with firsts from NUS and Oxford, where he received the Rupert Cross Prize in 1994. He had just received his doctoral degree from Stanford Law School, where he used machine learning, natural language processing and big data techniques to conduct research on copyright takedown notices. While he was at Stanford, he was a non-residential fellow with the Center for Legal Infomatics (CodeX).

Daniel was previously a partner and head of the technology practice at Messrs Rajah & Tann. He was amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal of Singapore in the case of Chwee Kin Keong & Ors v Pte Ltd, the leading Singapore case on unilateral mistake in the digital environment. Daniel has presented papers at various local, regional and international conferences and written on evidence, information technology and intellectual property laws. He was a member of various Singapore governmental committees that undertook legislative reforms in information technology and intellectual property laws. He is also an active consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization, where he has researched, delivered papers and published monographs on copyright exceptions for academic institutions, music copyright in the Asia Pacific and the liability of Internet intermediaries.

Representative Publications

1. Seng, D, "The State of the Discordant Union: An Empirical Analysis of DMCA Takedown Notices", 18 Va. J. L & Tech 369 (2014)

2. Seng, D and Ignacio Garrote Frenandez-Diez, "Survey of National Legislation and Jurisprudence on the Liability of Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright and Related Rights", World Intellectual Property Organization (2014).

3. Seng D, "Copyright and Related Rights Cases in the Field of Music in the Asia-Pacific Region", World Intellectual Property Organization (2nd. ed., 2014).

4. Seng, D, "Comparative Analysis of National Approaches of the Liability of Internet Intermediaries", World Intellectual Property Organization (2011).

5. Seng, D, "WIPO Study on the Copyright Exceptions for the Benefit of Educational Activities for Asia and Australia", World Intellectual Property Organization (2009).

6. Seng, D, "Evidential Issues from Pre-action Discoveries: Odex Pte. Ltd. v. Pacific Internet Ltd." (2009) 6 Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review (Pario Publishing, UK)

Publication List