Developing data protection laws in Singapore and South East Asia

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Bill (“Bill“) has, following its second and third reading in Parliament on 15 October 2012, been passed in an amended form. The Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA“) is expected to come into force in January 2013.  Mark Robinson, Michelle Chan and Tabitha Saw provide an overview of the proposals and a comparison with … Read more

New legislative proposals on data protection law in Hong Kong and Singapore: bringing the legal regime in line with best practices

With increasing public concern over data protection issues, a bill imposing more stringent rules on the use of personal data is being considered by the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Meanwhile over in Singapore, a consultation paper on the introduction of a general personal data regulatory regime in Singapore was also recently issued in September … Read more