On February 5, 2013, Singapore’s new data protection agency, the Personal Data Protection Commission, published a consultation paper outlining its positions on issues such as access and correction requests and data transfer restrictions. Comments on the Paper are due by March 19, 2013.
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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.
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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.
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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