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Unity in diversity

The Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2019

This Deloitte Asia Pacific Privacy Guide, in its second edition, expands on the original and provides more granular privacy considerations when handling personal information.

Building upon the 1st edition, this report provides current insight into privacy and data protection legal requirements, across 21 locations in the Asia Pacific region. This report aims to inform organisations and professionals in the field of important considerations, which they should be aware of if and when operating and/or expanding business throughout the Asia Pacific to minimise privacy risk, maintain and build trust with customers and build sustainable and productive business networks.

Key emerging trends in the region:

  • Governments are strengthening their privacy and data protection frameworks
  • The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is influencing a number of countries to obtain an EU adequacy status once their privacy framework has been strengthened
  • A move towards alignment of regulations and expectations regarding how personal information is handled and protected through the Asia PAcific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules
  • A significant increase in the number of data breaches impacting millions of individuals globally, data breach notification is becoming an important base-line requirement within a country's privacy law
  • Respecting individual rights are becoming more important for organisations to foster and maintain trust.

Published: July 2019

The Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2019

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