Tag Archives: Singapore

American Chamber of Commerce in China Publishes Policy Spotlight Report on Protecting Data Flows between China and the U.S.

On April 14, 2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (“AmCham”) published a report, entitled Protecting Data Flows in the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (the “Report”). The Report is part of AmCham’s Policy Spotlight Series. While in principle addressed to the U.S. and Chinese teams that are currently negotiating the Bilateral Investment Treaty, the … Continue Reading

Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission Publishes Two Advisory Guidelines and Anticipates Promulgation of PDPA Regulations

On May 16, 2014, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission published advisory guidelines for the implementation of its Personal Data Protection Act for the telecommunications and real estate industry sectors. The guidelines were published on the same day on which the Commission held its well-attended Personal Data Protection Seminar focusing on international perspectives on data governance. … Continue Reading

Singapore Parliament Passes Personal Data Protection Act

On October 15, 2012, the Singapore Parliament passed the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. Though a data protection law has been under discussion for quite some time, this bill was just introduced in September 2012. The new law, which will apply only to private sector data processing activities, reportedly will become law in January 2013. This blog post provides an overview of key points from the bill.… Continue Reading

Centre Submits Comments to Singapore Data Protection Consultation

On April 27, 2012, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP submitted comments to the latest Singapore consultation on proposed personal data protection legislation. The Centre’s comments focus on how consent is addressed in the legislation and on assuring that the law applies only to Singapore data.… Continue Reading

APEC Forum Discusses International Privacy Legislation Developments

On July 28, 2009,  the Data Privacy Subgroup meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Singapore reported a number of privacy-related legislative developments on the horizon.  Among the highlights: On July 15, the Malaysian Cabinet approved privacy legislation to be enacted by the Parliament in early 2010  Vietnam is set to enact consumer … Continue Reading