Data Protection Law A Comparative Analysis of Asia Pacific and European Approaches

Data Protection Law A Comparative Analysis of Asia Pacific and European Approaches, Springer, 2019

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-78

4 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2019 Last revised: 10 Oct 2019

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Robert Walters

Victoria University - Adjunct Professor European Faculty of Law

Leon Trakman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Bruno Zeller

University of Western Australia - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2019

Abstract

This book provides a comparison and practical guide for academics, students, and the business community of the current data protection laws in selected Asia Pacific countries (Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand) and the European Union. The book shows how over the past three decades the range of economic, political, and social activities that have moved to the internet has increased significantly. While the book demonstrates that in some jurisdictions that the protection of personal data is viewed in the context of protecting a human right, the book also demonstrates that there are increasingly economic factors that need to considered. That is, various models and legal frameworks have emerged that, provide a level of privacy protection over the Internet. The models and legal frameworks also, in part, taken a subtle but important focus by enabling data protection law to be an effective tool to further protect privacy. Moreover, depending on the state or jurisdiction, the model adopted will be heavily influenced by their past, economic and religious backgrounds. Thus, what has also emerged is a framework that protects personal data, but also, takes a business friendly approach, to promote the digital economy. This technological transformation has resulted in the collection of personal data, its use and storage across international boundaries at a rate that governments have been unable to keep pace.The book highlights challenges and potential solutions related to data protection issues arising from cross- border problems in which personal data is being considered as intellectual property, within transnational contracts and in anti-trust law. More importantly, the book also discusses the emerging challenges in protecting personal data and promoting cyber security. The book provides a deeper understanding of the legal risks and frameworks associated with data protection law for local, regional and global academics, students, businesses, industries, legal profession and individuals.

Keywords: Data Protection Law, Asia Pacific and European Approaches

Suggested Citation

Walters, Robert and Trakman, Leon and Zeller, Bruno, Data Protection Law A Comparative Analysis of Asia Pacific and European Approaches (October 1, 2019). Data Protection Law A Comparative Analysis of Asia Pacific and European Approaches, Springer, 2019, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-78, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3463731 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3463731

Robert Walters (Contact Author)

Victoria University - Adjunct Professor European Faculty of Law ( email )

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Leon Trakman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Bruno Zeller

University of Western Australia - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Crawley, Western Australia 6009
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