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On this topic page, you can find the IAPP’s collection of coverage, analysis and resources related to privacy in Asia. The IAPP Resource Center includes separate topic pages for Australia-New Zealand, China, India and the Middle East.

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Global AI Governance Law and Policy: Singapore

This article analyzes the laws, policies, and broader contextual history and developments relevant to AI governance in Singapore.
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Top-5 Operational Impacts of China’s PIPL

This five-part series examines several facets of the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China.
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5 steps to prepare for India’s DPDPA

This article outlines key steps to take for DPDPA compliance: determining applicability, building data inventories and maps, developing consent mechanisms, enabling data principal rights, and implementing technical measures.
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A practical comparison of the EU, China and ASEAN SCC’s

This resource compares three sets of standard contractual clauses, namely in China, the EU and the ASEAN, based on their key features.
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What does Japan’s External Data Transmission Rule mean?

This article provides an overview of Japan’s External Data Transmission Rule, including who it may apply to and what privacy obligations will fall on covered entities.
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A look at what’s in China’s new SCCs

The Cyberspace Administration of China published standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data and their implementing regulations. This article outlines the scope and requirements while providing key takeaways privacy professionals should mull moving forward.
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Additional News and Resources

Chinese SCCs are here: Are you ready?


Practical notes for Japan’s important updates of the APPI guidelines and Q&As


Residual issues in Indonesia’s forthcoming Personal Data Protection Law


Hogan Lovells – Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide


Global Legislative Predictions 2022: Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill


China’s PIPL takes effect, compliance ‘a challenge’


China’s draft algorithm regulations: A first for consumer privacy


China adopts national privacy law


China’s key enforcement agencies and lessons learned from recent actions


Introducing China’s New Privacy Law: PIPL


Analyzing China’s PIPL and how it compares to the EU’s GDPR


The future of data localization and cross-border transfer in China: a unified framework or a patchwork of requirements?


Privacy Updates in China and India: 2 Giants Legislating Data Protection


Japan updates enforcement rules for amended APPI


How to Leverage APEC Accountability Agents for Your Global Privacy & Governance


PDPC commissioner building Singapore’s digital future


Paving the way for meaningful consent under Singapore’s PDPA


A primer on privacy in Asia-Pacific


COVtech in India: Privacy considerations amid COVID-19


APEC announces new US accountability agent for CBPR certifications


Australia’s anti-encryption collision with GDPR sub-processing


As Asia-Pacific rises and integrates, so too could the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules


Regional Resources

PCPD – Annual Reports


South Korea approves PIPA enforcement amendments


Sri Lanka’s DPA comes online


What does Japan’s External Data Transmission Rule mean?


Japan, UK reach digital partnership


Japan’s PIPC introduces data mapping toolkit


Singapore PDPC issues reminder of new ‘voluntary undertakings,’ increased fines


Indonesian lawmakers pass data protection bill


Residual issues in Indonesia’s forthcoming Personal Data Protection Law


Philippines’ NPC issues Circular of Administrative Fines guidance


South Korea court overturns law allowing police to access users’ data without notice


PDPC: Data Protection Practices for ICT Systems


South Korea, UK reach adequacy agreement ‘in principle’


Tax worker loses personal data on entire Japanese city


Enforcement of Thailand’s PDPA begins


Singapore’s PDPC creates data anonymization tool


Singapore launches first of its kind AI governance testing framework, toolkit


Singapore – Personal Data Protection Starter Kit For Organizations


Keynote: Zahra Mosawi, Ex-Commissioner, Access to Information Commission of Afghanistan (IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022)


Global Legislative Predictions 2022: Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill


Areas in Japan turn to electronic surveillance to monitor those with dementia


Japan publishes AI governance guidelines


Practical notes for Japan’s important updates of the APPI guidelines and Q&As


Practical notes for Japan’s amended APPI: How to amend privacy notices


PCPD Commissioner publishes details to better understand PIPL


PCPD details Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance amendment


PCPD releases guidance on EU’s updated SCCs


Hong Kong passes anti-doxxing privacy bill


South Korea to add surveillance cameras in operating rooms


Social media platforms secure Afghan’s privacy


Hong Kong privacy commissioner publishes AI guidance


Taliban reportedly seize US military biometrics devices


Singapore’s PDPA: What to Know For Incident Response


DOD Inspector General publishes advisory on removing data from Afghanistan


Japan publishes data transfer guide


PCPD publishes guidance on social media, messaging apps


Breach exposes data of Malaysia Airlines’ frequent flyer members


PDPC commissioner building Singapore’s digital future


Installation of surveillance cameras in Kabul raises privacy concerns


Indonesia publishes draft ‘2020–2024 Strategic Plan’


New rules allow Nepal government offices to install CCTV cameras in public places


Paving the way for meaningful consent under Singapore’s PDPA


Malaysia mulling PDPA amendments


PDPC Model AI Governance Framework, Second Edition


Tech companies take measures to protect Kazakhstan users’ privacy


Kazakhstan begins intercepting domestic HTTPS traffic


The European Union and Japan adopt adequacy decisions


New cybersecurity law takes effect in Vietnam