Asia-Pacific Data Privacy Laws: Legislative Progress Mid-2012
Privacy Laws & Business International Report, No. 118, pp. 13-15, July 2012
5 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 16, 2012
Following a year of rapid developments in 2011, the pace of change in the Asia-Pacific data privacy laws has slowed, with most developments of new and amended laws still in the ‘pending’ category as at 30 June 2012. The exception are Hong Kong which has now enacted substantial reforms, and the Philippines where both houses of the legislature have now passed a ‘reconciled’ version of the Data Privacy Act of 2011 which awaits Presidential approval. This article surveys the status of amendments to existing laws, and enactment of new law across the region, covering Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Keywords: Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Australia, data protection, privacy, enforcement
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