Reed Smith Singapore


Charmian has a proven track record of advising market leaders across various sectors on a broad range of novel data and technology matters. Her appreciation of the strategic value and business advantage that the use of data and technology can unlock enables her to provide commercially sound and bespoke advice, whether that be on the regulatory implications of data processing to contractual risks from information disclosure. Having obtained certifications in information privacy for Asia, Europe and the United States, Charmian has spearheaded multijurisdictional projects relating to privacy compliance, information governance and data retention, cybersecurity readiness, and cross border data transfers. Her experience extends to managing time-sensitive data threat investigations and breach reporting. She has assisted companies in successfully resisting sanctions for data incidents. 


Contributions by Charmian Aw

  • Regulating Privacy in Today's Digital World – An Uphill Battle
    Moderator at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2022
  • Updates on Enforcement and Compliance
    Speaker at Singapore KnowledgeNet: 5 March 2019
  • Doing Business in Asia: Hot-Button Issues in Data Protection
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018
  • Interoperability of Cross Border Protections Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act
    Speaker at Singapore KnowledgeNet: 13 March 2018
  • Highlights from Enforcement Decisions in Singapore: The Role of the Data Intermediary
    Speaker at Singapore KnowledgeNet: 12 September 2017