Mondaq Asia Pacific: Privacy
Jones Day
The Australian Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Data Breach Bill) on 13 February 2017.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
These amendments require a review of privacy and compliance programs to identify and investigate eligible data breaches.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
This article looks at changes that the legislation introduces and the implications of these changes for APP entities.
Clayton Utz
It will soon be mandatory to notify the OAIC and any potentially affected individuals of an "eligible data breach".
On February 13, 2017, the Australian Senate passed a bill establishing a mandatory requirement to notify the Privacy Commissioner and affected individuals of "eligible" data breaches.
Although the legislative timetable for its dedicated Personal Data Protection Law remains undecided, China has promulgated several other laws and regulations for protecting personal data.
In recent years, along with continuous vigorous development of the internet, positive impacts produced therefrom have gradually penetrated into various sectors of society and every walk of life.
King & Wood Mallesons
The National Security Law, effective as of July 1, 2015, states that "(the State shall) enhance network and information security protection capabilities...
Gowling WLG
In July 2016, a second draft of a new cybersecurity law was released in China, which strengthens controls over the flow of online information and enhances protection of personal data.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The internet has a continual memory that stores everything which was ever uploaded on it.
Jones Day
On October 20, the PCPD promoted Hong Kong as the host of the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.
Jones Day
The response followed a warning (source document in Chinese) from the PCPD to fitness club members to "stay smart" in protecting their personal data.
Singh & Associates
In simple words, as a concept, the right to be forgotten means allowing individuals to have their information, videos or photographs deleted from certain internet records so that they cannot be found by search engines.
Since January 1, 2016, the New PIPA has already become partially effective in the following areas.
Jones Day
On October 5, after review of public comments, the Personal Information Protection Commission released the Enforcement Regulation of Personal Information Protection Act.
Jones Day
On October 5, after a review of public comments, the Cabinet released (source document in Japanese) the Enforcement Cabinet Order of the Personal Information Protection Act.
Jones Day
The Commission aimed to unify existing ministerial guidelines under these new procedures and also released a set of specific draft guidelines, including: (i) draft guidelines regarding the provision of personal data to a foreign third party...
Jones Day
On August 8, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") published Reference Materials to Consider Methods to Create De-Identified Information.
Jones Day
On November 4, Singapore's PDPC found that Smiling Orchid Pte. Ltd., a food caterer, failed to make reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorized access to its customers' personal data...
Jones Day
On September 30, the PDPC ruled that GMM Technoworld Pte. Ltd., a waterproof gadget retailer...
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