25 November 2020
[UPDATE] Transferring Personal Data in Asia: A path to legal certainty and regional convergence
In June, the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) published an important comparative study on the laws and regulations relating to personal data transfers in Asia (read more here). We are heartened to see this comparative study widely disseminated and used in all national and supra-national forums where data transfer issues are discussed.
The write-up of that study was supported by a comparative table of the various provisions relating to these transfers in 14 APAC jurisdictions, which we have made freely available for the benefit of all.
We are pleased to announce that this table was updated on November 20 to take into account multiple recent developments that took place in the legal systems of several of those jurisdictions, including the release for comments of the draft Personal Data Protection Law of China, the entry into force of the new Privacy Act of New Zealand, the amendments made to the Personal Information Protection Act and the Network Act of South Korea, etc.
This update is also a renewed opportunity for Dr Clarisse Girot and other members of the Secretariat to thank the many partners and supporters who have allowed the Data Privacy Project to benefit all stakeholders without restrictions.
The comparative study and updated table remains available for free download here.