[Publication] ABLI and FPF conclude release of Jurisdiction Reports on the status of consent for processing personal data

With the release of jurisdiction reports on ThailandIndiaMacau SARSingapore and Japan under the joint project between ABLI and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) on From Consent-Centric Data Protection Frameworks to Responsible Data Practices and Privacy Accountability in Asia Pacific, all 14 jurisdiction reports under this series have been published.

These reports provide a detailed overview of relevant laws and regulations in the respective jurisdiction on:

  • notice and consent requirements for processing personal data;
  • the status of alternative legal bases for processing personal data which permit processing of personal data without consent if the data controller undertakes a risk impact assessment (e.g., legitimate interests); and
  • statutory bases for processing personal data without consent and exceptions or derogations from consent requirements in laws and regulations.

Where relevant, the reports (such as those for Indonesia and Vietnam) also examine the rules proposed under the current drafts of their respective upcoming data protection law.

The full collection is available for free download here.

The release of these jurisdiction reports lays the foundation for work of a comparative review paper which will provide detailed recommendations to promote legal convergence around consent requirements for processing personal data, and alternatives to those requirements, in Asia Pacific.

The comparative review paper is expected to be released in November.

ABLI and FPF hope that these publications will prove useful to lawmakers, governments, and regulators in Asia (and beyond) who are currently drafting, reviewing, or implementing data protection laws in their respective jurisdictions.

For more detailed descriptions of the joint project, please read the blog post here.

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