Save the Date! Registration Opens in April.

The Call for Speakers has closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals. We’re selecting from a stack of excellent ideas to build an informative programme for 2019.

Reserve 15-16 July on your calendar for the IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019, and please check back in April for the opening of early bird registration. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Singapore!

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You can still access presentations from 2018. Find a recap of last year’s event below.

IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018 in Review

The sold-out 2018 Forum inspired and informed on the rapid advance of data protection in Asia-Pacific and around the world. Delegates engaged with interactive sessions and made valuable new connections throughout the data protection community.

Data protection professionals joined us from Singapore, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Europe and North America.

The expanded, two-day programme was our most diverse and robust yet, delivering crucial discussion about privacy in an age of cross-border data transfers and global data breaches. From APEC to GDPR, delegates explored the future of the field, learning how to manage organisations’ data across multiple jurisdictions and economies. Thanks to all for making the 2018 Forum a spectacular conference!


Popular Topics from Last Year’s Diverse Programme


Emerging Privacy Protection Policy in Asia-Pacific and Interoperable Mechanisms

This hot session informed a packed audience on emerging trends in privacy protection laws that are developing in ASEAN and APEC, and how a regional mechanism like the APEC CBPR System streamlines efforts across countries.


Trans-Border Data Flow and Cross-Border Data Breaches

A data breach today can involve multiple jurisdictions, cutting across many countries and different data protection authorities. In this popular session, delegates and speakers worked through how to prepare an organization for a breach.


Doing Business in Asia: Hot-Button Issues in Data Protection

Asia is a diverse continent, and not every country in Asia has comprehensive data protection legislation. This well-attended subject explored the privacy issues faced in business within and beyond the region.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Tan Kiat How

Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore

As leader of one of the world's most dynamic and progressive privacy regulatory bodies, Tan's is an important voice, not to be missed.

Raymund Liboro

Chairman and Commissioner, Philippines National Privacy Commission

What's the next big force in Asian privacy? Many are looking to the Philippines, where Liboro has quickly created a resourceful and engaging regulatory agency.

Keynote Panel

David Alfred, CIPP/A, CIPT, FIP

Chief Counsel, Legal, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore

Bojana Bellamy, CIPP/E

President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Huey Tan

APAC Senior Privacy Counsel, Apple

Keith Enright, CIPP/G, CIPP/US

Legal Director, Privacy, Google

Hilary Wandall, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP

General Counsel, Chief Data Governance Officer, TrustArc

2018 Keynote Panel Discussion
Whether in Asia or around the world, ‘accountability’ is on the lips of every regulator. These global organisations told 2018 delegates what it means to them and how it works in practice.]


A Gorgeous Conference Venue

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave.
Located in Singapore’s central business district with stunning views of the city, the five-star Marina Bay Sands offers every amenity for a productive and comfortable Forum. Be sure to take advantage of its world-class exhibition, shopping, dining and entertainment facilities.

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