The Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2021

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The Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2021

Stronger together

This report explores the critical role of risk culture, underpinned by ethical foundations of purpose and values, to accelerate recovery into thriving and new world resilience.

Increasing globalisation, coupled this year with the impact of the pandemic, has driven significant focus on existing data privacy rules across the Asia Pacific region. A number of regimes in Asia Pacific have either amended, released, or reviewed their data privacy regulations and frameworks over the past year in order to encourage global alliances and investment.

Like the cultures they emanate from, privacy laws differ considerably across Asia Pacific. There has been a progressive effort in the region to work towards harmonisation and to be stronger together, such as the ongoing adoption of the EU’s GDPR, but there is still considerable work to be done. For businesses operating in the Asia Pacific region, it is imperative to know how to navigate a diverse set of privacy and data protection regulatory and legislative requirements.

The Deloitte Asia Pacific Privacy Guide, now in its third edition (2020-2021), identifies specific privacy and data protection laws, regulations, and amendments in each of the Asia Pacific locations we cover. In this guide, we:

  • Call out six key privacy trends across the Asia Pacific region
  • Link you to the specific official resource, where available, to ensure you have the most up to date information
  • Have compiled a table of the technological measures used by each location to trace and track individuals for COVID-19.

We hope this guide assists business, risk, and compliance specialists with a general understanding of the nuances of the privacy requirements across the region. 

Published: February 2021

The Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2021
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