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Registration for the Asia Privacy Forum Opens in early April

Thank you to everyone who submitted speaker and session proposals for the IAPP Asia Privacy Forum. The Call for Speakers is now closed, and your outstanding ideas are helping us shape the event.

The Asia Privacy Forum is APAC’s pre-eminent gathering of information privacy professionals. Through speakers, panels and educational sessions, it combines in-depth exploration of issues with opportunities to build international networks of colleagues. Scroll down to see highlights of last year’s sold-out event.

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Co-located with RSA Conference 2017 Asia Pacific & Japan, the Forum returns to the spectacular Marina Bay Sands with high-quality education, engaging content and valuable networking.


Overview of 2016, Our Most Successful Asia Privacy Forum to Date

With sold-out attendance and an impressive panel of speakers that included regulators from around the world, the 2016 Forum prepared delegates to step up their privacy programmes with hands-on knowledge of:

  • What the GDPR means for Asia
  • Preparing for and executing CBPRs
  • Privacy programme accountability

Regulators from Morocco, New Zealand, the U.S. and Hong Kong presented their views on the Global Privacy Enforcement Network and their efforts to work with companies while still protecting citizens’ rights. APAC experts discussed what the GDPR, the most important data privacy regulation in 20 years, means for Asia.

Read through the list of presentations and download them for a full recap.

Keynote speaker

Yeong Zee Kin

Keynote speaker Yeong Zee Kin drew on his deep background in technology law to detail the enforcement priorities of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission and the immense challenges privacy professionals face in the Digital Age.

The Regulators’ View

These distinguished regulators discussed issues like the Global Privacy Enforcement Network and their efforts to work with companies while protecting citizens’ privacy rights in an increasingly borderless world.

Moderator: Hilary Wandall, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM

AVP, Compliance and CPO, Merck

Lahoussine Aniss

General Secretary, Moroccan Data Protection Authority

John Edwards

Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand

Said Ihrai

Chairman, Moroccan Data Protection Authority

Travis LeBlanc

Chief of Enforcement, Federal Communications Commission

Stephen Wong

Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, China


Delegates enjoyed networking opportunities at the Flight Bar and Lounge in Singapore’s world-renown Marina Bay Sands hotel.

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