Businesses in the APAC region are facing unprecedented challenges in 2020.
Data protection and cyber security regulation are engaged in a number of important ways by the region’s moves to combat the threat of COVID-19, but more broadly, these areas of regulation are shaping the future going forward from the crisis. Whatever change may come as the legacy of the outbreak, data protection and cyber security regulation will be important considerations for business and will continue to evolve and adapt to new challenges.
Today’s urgent focus on COVID-19 makes it easy to forget that data protection regulation saw significant development in the APAC region through 2019, with important legislative reforms and a number of new laws bearing the hallmarks of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The APAC region remains diverse in its approach to regulation, however, with each jurisdiction taking its own approach to regulating data and cyber security from the perspective of its state of economic development, its development policy objectives, and its own unique political and cultural context. The patterns of change have alignment in broad terms, but important nuance that can be key to effective compliance.
What do you need to be doing to prepare your organization for the future? Our Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2020 takes you through the developments and key initiatives of APAC countries and discuss the implications of an ever-shifting landscape.
Our Guide discusses:
- Key legislative and regulatory developments in 2019 and changes expected in 2020
- The impact of GDPR in APAC, and the prospects for regional harmonization
- APAC data protection regulatory heat map
- Individual country data protection developments
Our Guide provides a practical toolkit for organizations seeking to create an effective data protection and cyber security compliance program.
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