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Daily Dashboard | The latest privacy law developments from the Asia-Pacific region Related reading: US executive order will address brokers' sensitive data transfers to 'countries of concern'



  • Facebook and Snap filed submissions to the Australian government's review of the Privacy Act, ZDNet reports. The companies urged for reform that leans toward a "globally harmonised framework" and carries elements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
  • The Economic Times reports the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining India's draft Personal Data Protection Bill will file its report on the proposal by March 15. The PDPB was set to be tabled in Parliament's winter session before it was canceled due to COVID-19.
  • Business Recorder reports Pakistan's Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication revealed a draft Data Protection Bill will soon be introduced, citing a need to address cybercrimes and hacking.
  • Amendments to Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act took effect Feb. 1, Regulation Asia reports. The changes include mandatory breach notification, an enhanced accountability principle and a revised consent framework.

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