ASEAN Data Privacy Developments 2014-15

(2015) 134 Privacy Laws & Business International Report

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2015-48

7 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015 Last revised: 10 Oct 2015

Graham Greenleaf

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 17, 2015

Abstract

From 2010 to early 2014 (from the enactment of Malaysia’s law, to when parts of Singapore’s law came into force), the countries of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) were one of the world’s most active regions for data privacy developments. From May 2014 to May 2015, the pace of developments cooled somewhat, but was still significant in Singapore (particularly data exports), Thailand (new Bills from the junta) and Vietnam (detailed enforcement regulations). This article analyses developments for the year prior to April 2015 in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. There were no significant privacy-related developments during that period in the other four ASEAN states (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and candidate member Timor Leste).

Keywords: privacy, data protection, ASEAN, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei

Suggested Citation

Greenleaf, Graham, ASEAN Data Privacy Developments 2014-15 (April 17, 2015). (2015) 134 Privacy Laws & Business International Report; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2015-48. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2645702

Graham Greenleaf (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia
+61 2 9385 2233 (Phone)
+61 2 9385 1175 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www2.austlii.edu.au/~graham

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