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Data Privacy Regulation Comes of Age in Asia

Asia has seen a proliferation of new and stepped-up data privacy laws in recent years.  Many of these laws draw from a common source in the APEC Privacy Framework, a principles-based document that shares origins with Europe’s Directive 95/46.  But regional framework notwithstanding, these laws have been implemented with unique features and important nuances in each jurisdiction across the Asia region.  Critically, these laws are now being enforced, with high profile data security breaches and enforcement action regularly hitting the headlines in Asia, as elsewhere.  Data privacy issues are now board level issues in Asia.  Our Data Privacy Regulation Comes of Age in Asia gives an overview of regional developments and features a “heat map” that compares and contrasts regulatory standards and the enforcement environment in Asia’s key jurisdictions.

For Hogan Lovells’ Data Privacy Regulation Comes of Age in Asia, click here.