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  1. Legal news
    13 September 2021
    China Tightens Data Protection in Automotive Industry

    Multiple ministries jointly issued the Interim Provisions on Automotive Data Security Management (Auto Data Regulation) on 16 August, which is the first data protection regulation targeted at automotive industry and ...

  2. Legal news
    02 November 2021
    China Released the Long-Awaited Draft Measures of Security Assessment for Data Export: Any Clarity?

    On 29 October 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released the draft Measures of Security Assessment for Data Export (Draft Measures) for public consultation. The deadline for submitting comments is 28 ...

  3. Legal news
    16 July 2021
    Hong Kong proposes introduction of doxxing-related criminal offences – Personal Data (Privacy) Amendment Bill 2021

    The long-awaited Personal Data (Privacy) Amendment Bill 2021 (“Bill”) is gazetted today (16 July 2021). The Bill sets forth in detail the legislative amendments proposed by the Hong Kong government which has been in the ...

  4. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    New PDPA Advisory Guidelines on In-Vehicle Recordings by Transport Services for Hire

    This article highlights the main points raised in a new guidance note on the application of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 when in-vehicle cameras are used by transport services for hire.

  5. Legal news
    30 October 2020
    China Data Protection Update: Deep Dive (2): Data protection principles, legal basis of processing and consent requirements under the Draft Personal Information Protection Law

    This newsletter is the second "deep-dive" newsletter on the new draft Personal Information Protection Law ("Draft PI Protection Law") which was published for public consultation on 21 October 2020. Please refer to the ...

  6. Legal news
    19 October 2020
    China Civil Code Series - TMT Perspective: Data Protection

    On 28 May 2020, the National People's Congress ("NPC"), the top legislator in China, adopted the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China. The Civil Code will become effective on 1 January 2021.

  7. Legal news
    19 June 2017
    China Cybersecurity Law Update - Any Further Guidance on Data Localisation and Data Export

    The Cybersecurity Law came into force on 1 June 2017. As reported previously in Update (3), one area under the law that concerns many businesses operating in China

  8. Legal news
    28 October 2021
    Employee Data Protection Series (II): Legal Considerations for Processing Employees’ Pandemic-Related Personal Information in China

    It has been almost two years since the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. We have been learning to live with the pandemic, whether we like it or not. In China, companies are responsible for pandemic prevention ...

  9. Legal news
    22 June 2021
    Singapore High Court denies injunction for emotional distress and loss of control of personal data, in the first private action brought under the Personal Data Protection Act

    In Bellingham, Alex v Reed, Michael [2021] SGHC 125, the Singapore High Court stated that the scope of a private action under the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) is limited to situations where pecuniary loss, ...