Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 10 July 2020

(Jul 9, 2020) ­­Greetings, fellow privacy professionals. Hope you are safe and well. There has been a lot of news in the last few weeks in the APAC region ... Read More

The latest COVID-19 privacy developments from the Asia-Pacific region

(Jul 9, 2020) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here are the latest stories on how the outbreak has affected privacy in the Asia-Pacific region: The Phili... Read More

Concerns raised over Hong Kong police's access to personal data

(Jul 9, 2020) The Hong Kong Free Press reports critics are speaking out against Hong Kong's government allowing law enforcement to seize communications and personal data u... Read More

NPC creating privacy-conscious code of conduct for education

(Jul 9, 2020) The Philippines' National Privacy Commission is creating a code of conduct to help schools, students and parents develop a privacy-conscious environment as t... Read More

India bans mobile apps over privacy concerns

(Jul 9, 2020) TikTok is among 59 Chinese mobile apps that have been banned in India, accused by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of breaching users’ ... Read More

AI startup secures $7M in Series A funding round

(Jul 9, 2020) Singapore-based NextBillion.ai secured $7 million in its Series A funding round, ZDNet reports. The startup will use the funds to expand its team, grow produ... Read More

ICO, OAIC launch joint investigation into Clearview AI

(Jul 9, 2020) The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office and Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Read More

Businesses, lawmakers disagree on regulation of anonymized data

(Jul 8, 2020) Businesses are asking India's House of Representatives not to include regulation of anonymized data in the Personal Data Protection Bill, The Jakarta Post re... Read More

Bohol province uses contact-tracing cards to track COVID-19 cases

(Jul 8, 2020) The Philippines’ Bohol province is using QR code contact-tracing cards to track individuals who may have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, the ... Read More

Tech companies suspend Hong Kong user data requests following China's security law

(Jul 7, 2020) Facebook, Google and Twitter announced they paused requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement agencies following China's implementation of a natio... Read More