The June edition of our e-bulletin focuses on data access requests from employees in Hong Kong. Read about the right to access personal data in the employment context here. In Singapore we consider the recent case of HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon, which discusses the use of restraint of trade clauses and how they interplay with confidentiality restrictions. More about that here. Over in Taiwan we take a look at the rise of labour inspections, and how companies can protect themselves in the face of an audit – more details are here. Our monthly compliance check focusses on labour arrangements in the Philippines and reminds companies about the importance of correctly identifying the contract type. Read more about that here. Our Asia comparative article completes the analysis of legal privilege in investigations, looking at the rules in Malaysia, India and Thailand. You can access that information here.


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