Asia and Data Protection: At A Glance (2015)

Europe has had data protection laws in place for over a decade.  In Asia, many countries have historically relied on constitutional law or sector based rules to protect personal data and, until recently, only  a few countries had any form of consolidated data protection legislation… Data Protection Asia_At A Glance

Safe Harbor No More: What this means for Asian Companies

Last month in the Schrems case (Case C-362/14), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled the Safe Harbor Framework invalid.   While Asian companies may not consider that they need to be concerned with the decision of the CJEU due to its reference to the export of personal data to the US, there may be wider ramifications arising from this decision which may have an impact on the methods used by companies in the EU to export data to Asian countries, as well as on the export of data by Asian companies to the US. . . AsiaandSafeHarbor

Australian Data Privacy Principles (2014)


On 12 March 2014 significant amendments to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) became effective. What has emerged is one overarching set of 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which will apply to any businesses with an annual turnover of AUS$3 million (US$2.7 million) . . .