The Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2020-2021
Increasing globalisation, coupled with the impact of COVID-19, has driven significant focus on existing data privacy rules across the Asia Pacific region. A number of regimes in the region have amended, released, or reviewed their data privacy regulations and frameworks over the past year in order to encourage global alliances and investment.
Privacy laws differ considerably across Asia Pacific and there has been a progressive effort in the region to work towards coordination, 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 important to know how to navigate the diverse set of privacy and data protection regulatory and legislative requirements.
The Deloitte Asia Pacific Privacy Guide 2020-2021 identifies specific privacy and data protection laws, regulations and amendments in each of the Asia Pacific locations we operate. In this guide, we:
- Identify six key privacy trends across the Asia Pacific region
- Link to official resources, where available, to ensure you have the most up to date information
- Provide 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 Asia Pacific region.
Published in December 2020