2014-2017 Update to Graham Greenleaf's Asian Data Privacy Laws - Trade and Human Rights Perspectives

41 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last revised: 13 Jul 2018

Graham Greenleaf

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 12, 2017

Abstract

This is an update from mid-2014 to mid-2017 of my Asian Data Privacy Laws – Trade and Human Rights Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2014), to accompany the publication of the paperback edition in July 2017.

The update is organized according to the Chapter structure of the book. The Table of Contents for the update is as follows:

1. Data Privacy Laws in Asia—Context and History 5
2. International Structures Affecting Data Privacy in Asia 5
3. Standards by Which to Assess a Country’s Data Privacy Laws 10

4. Hong Kong SAR—New Life for an Established Law 11
5. South Korea—The Most Innovative Law 12
6. Taiwan—A Stronger Law, on a Constitutional Base 18
7. China—From Warring States to Convergence? 18
8. Japan—The Illusion of Protection 24
9. Macau SAR—The ‘Euro Model’ 25
10. Singapore—Uncertain Scope, Strong Powers 25
11. Malaysia—ASEAN’s First Data Privacy Law in Force 26
12. The Philippines and Thailand—ASEAN’s Incomplete Comprehensive Laws 28
13. Vietnam and Indonesia—ASEAN’s Sectoral Laws 30
14. Privacy in the Other Five Southeast Asian (ASEAN) States 32
- Brunei - Cambodia - Laos - Myanmar/Burma - Timor Leste
15. India—Confusion Raj, with Outsourcing 33
16. Privacy in the Other Seven South Asian (SAARC) States 36
- Nepal - Bangladesh - Pakistan - Sri Lanka - Maldives - Bhutan - Afghanistan

17. Comparing Protections and Principles—An Asian Privacy Standard? 39
18. Assessing Data Privacy Enforcement in Asia—Alternatives and Evidence 39
19. International Developments—Future Prospects for Asia 39
20. Asian Data Privacy Laws—Trajectories, Lessons, and Optimism 39

Keywords: data protection, privacy, Asia, APEC, ASEAN, India, China, SAARC

Suggested Citation

Greenleaf, Graham, 2014-2017 Update to Graham Greenleaf's Asian Data Privacy Laws - Trade and Human Rights Perspectives (July 12, 2017). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 17-47. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3000766 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3000766

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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