Rajah & Tann Asia Contributes the Malaysia Chapter of Balancing Organizational Accountability and Privacy Self management in Asia-Pacific – A comparative analysis of legal bases for processing of personal data across data protection laws in Asia-Pacific
Rajah & Tann Asia has contributed the Malaysia chapter of the report titled “Balancing Organizational Accountability and Privacy Selfmanagement in Asia-Pacific – A comparative analysis of legal bases for processing of personal data across data protection laws in Asia-Pacific” jointly published by the Asian Business Law Institute (“ABLI”) and The Future of Privacy Forum (“FPF”). Many jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region are currently at a critical stage in the development of their respective personal data protection frameworks even as they face challenges arising from divergence of laws, regulations and other frameworks across the region. The report compares the legal bases for processing personal data in the data protection laws and regulations of 14 jurisdictions in AsiaPacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Despite the differences in the regulatory structures and underlying rationale of each jurisdiction’s data protection framework, the report identifies common threads and connecting points between these frameworks and offers policy recommendations to increase their interoperability.
Deepak Pillai from Christopher & Lee Ong authored the Malaysia chapter.
Rajah & Tann Asia is one of the Founding Partners of ABLI, a Singapore-based permanent think tank that initiates, conducts and facilitates research with a view to providing practical guidance in the field of Asian legal development and promoting the convergence of Asian business law. FPF is a global non-profit organisation that brings together academics, civil society, government officials, and industry to evaluate the societal, policy and legal implications of data use, identify the risks, and develop appropriate actions. FPF has offices in Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.
Read the report here.