Patrick Gunning from King & Wood Mallesons reports that, on November 2, 2023, the Australian Information Commissioner filed proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Australian Clinical Labs Limited seeking a civil penalty in connection with the company’s response to a data breach that occurred in February 2022.
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On February 1, 2018, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission published its response to feedback collected during a public consultation process conducted in 2017 on alternatives to consent and data breach notification.
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On July 27, 2017, Singapore submitted its notice of intent to join the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and the APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors System. Singapore would be the sixth member of the CBPR system, joining Canada, Japan, Mexico, the United States and the newest member, South Korea.
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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 Report has been made public. It thereby provides insight into the emerging issue of data localization for the benefit of a much wider audience.
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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.
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