Legal Aspects of Digital Technology for Adult Education

Lecturer iconDavid N. Alfred (Mr)
Course Duration: 7 hours
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For groups of at least 15 people, customised run dates are available, contact us for more details.

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This course is aimed at giving adult educators a good appreciation of legal issues that may arise from the use of digital technology, AI and augmented or virtual reality platforms such as the metaverse. Participants will develop an understanding of key legal issues to watch out for and consider how they may apply in the course of their work.


This session will be conducted face-to-face at IAL. More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.

What Is The Session About?

This course will be delivered through a combination of presentations by the facilitator, case studies, practical exercises, and discussions. In brief, each topic will have an opening presentation followed by group or class discussion of a case study. This will be followed by an individual practical exercise for participants to consider how the topic may affect them (or their organisation) and develop a personalised legal risk assessment plan. There will be a concluding discussion at the end for participants to share their views and obtain feedback on practical steps they can take to address their legal risks.

This course will be delivered by David N. Alfed, an experienced legal practitioner who specialises in data and technology law including areas such as data protection, cybersecurity, AI and digital trust. It aims to provide participants with practical skills and knowledge to manage legal risks that may be encountered by adult educators in relation to established digital technology platforms, new technologies that are being applied today and future technologies that would likely impact the adult educator sector. This includes being able to identify legal risks that may impact them personally and applying strategies to address or mitigate such risks.

Participants will be required to demonstrate their understanding, application and analysis of legal issues that may affect them in the course of their work as adult educators by developing a personalised legal risk assessment plan that identifies at least 4 specific legal risks that may affect them and list 1 to 2 strategies or practices they can adopt to address or mitigate each of them.

What Does The Session Cover?

By the end of the workshop, learners will gain understanding of / learn:

Develop a good understanding of key technology law issues, legal challenges that may arise and implications as adult educators using digital technology platforms, AI applications and future applications of the metaverse.
Develop an understanding of, and be able to engage with, key ethical issues and dilemmas arising from the use of modern digital technologies such as AI and the metaverse. 
Analyse the impact of key technology law issues in related to adult education
Identify legal risks that could affect them in their work as adult educators and develop a personalised legal risk assessment plan that enables them to apply appropriate strategies and practices to address or mitigate such risks

Who Is It Suitable For?

  • Adult educators including training facilitators, curriculum developers and education technology practitioners.

Course Funding and Policies


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.

Additional Funding Available, If Applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes' fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.

This course is UTAP funded too!


Request for rescheduling must be submitted to IAL 2 weeks before the commencement of programme. Reschedule requests that come mid-way through training has to be supported by valid reasons; substantiated by references as evidence; such as a doctor's note; or a hospitalization chit.

Please submit your request to reschedule your course here. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered.


Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50)  is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

Corporate Run

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.

About The Speaker


David N. Alfred (Mr)

David N. Alfred (Mr)

Director and Co-Head | Drew & Napier LLC

David N. Alfred is the Director and Co-head of Drew & Napier's Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice and a member of the firm's Artifical Intelligence and Digital Trust practice. He is also Co-head of the Drew Data Protection and Cybersecurity Academy. 

David is a senior technology lawyer with over 25 years of experience advising on a broad image of matters relating to digital technology, telecommunications and the internet. He has advsied extensively on topics such as development of data protection laws in Southeast Asia, data protection management, cybersecurity compliance, data breaches, cross-border data transfers, transfer impact assessments and data protection impact assessments, AI regulation and contracts for AI servcies. David has also developed and delivered training programmes relating to data protection management and cybersecurity compliance for organisations in various sectors. Prior to joining Drew & Napier, David was Chief Counsel of Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission.

David holds LLB and LLM degrees from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He also holds the CIPP/A, CIPM, CIPT and FIP designations by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the WSQ ACLP and DDDLP qualifications.