In June, ABLI published an important comparative study on the laws and regulations relating to personal data transfers in Asia. 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 20 November 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 table remain freely downloadable at https://info.sal.org.sg/abli/ebooks/privacy/
The Asian Business Law Institute recently published a Comparative Review and Table on the laws and regulations on cross-border data transfers in 14 APAC jurisdictions. This publications provides an overview and analysis of the transfer principles, legal grounds and mechanisms that operate in the laws in the region, on eg consent, contracts, BCR, certification, CBPR, privacy codes, adequacy, statutory exemptions, and localisation. This Review sets out proposals for how Asian public stakeholders may promote legal certainty and greater consistency between their respective laws and regulations on cross-border transfers of personal data in the region.
This Review is supported by a comprehensive comparative Table of the rules relating to the transfer of personal data in 14 Asian jurisdictions.
You can access the Review and Table here.