Insights and opinions on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity contributed by thought leaders from around the world.
It's not quite the world of George Orwell's 1984, but employers and employees are still searching for a meeting of minds when it comes to privacy. Can a balance be struck between business imperatives and employee privacy? In part one of a two-part article we examine just how technology is contributing to a steady erosion of employee privacy and how both employer and employee must each bear some of the burden when it comes to privacy issues.
The General Data Protection Regulation is the first comprehensive overhaul of European Union data protection rules in 20 years. This two-part article will examine the GDPR’s impact on businesses in Asia, with a focus on territorial scope, controller and processor obligations, and international data transfers.
Following the Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), the Personal Data Protection Standards 2015 sets out the "minimum" standards to be observed.
Like Superman draws his power from the sun, the cloud imbues organisations with remarkable power and flexibility. But how should organisations wield such power effectively to protect their users and data, especially in light of data protection regulations? Matthias Yeo, APAC CTO of Blue Coat, shares the top 3 tenets of adopting a cloud strategy so you can be the hero, not the villain.
The ongoing battle royal between Apple and the FBI, which is trying to force the Cupertino based company to disable the built-in protections of an iPhone formerly owned by a terrorist has long term implications for privacy across the globe. Whether Apple wins or loses privacy advocates are watching the events extremely carefully. Data Privacy Asia reached out to some experts across Asia for their opinion on the ongoing legal battle.
The number of cyberattacks continues to rise and organisations need to come to terms with the fact that traditional approaches to mitigating the effects of malicious attacks may no longer be viable. One of these approaches is to harness the power of big data technology to help companies improve their proactive and reactive cyber-defence capabilities. David White and Annie Tu examine how old approaches may be found wanting and a paradigm based on new defence models can help companies not only stop hackers, but also help to…
The evolution of Australian legislation around the issue of privacy and data protection continues to gain momentum. Peter Leonard, a Partner at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney leads us through some of the developments that are affecting these important issues in Australia.
Indonesia boasts one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia. However, rapid growth has not been followed by robust development on the regulatory side, particularly in the case of specific rules regarding personal data protection. Authors Zacky Zainal Husein and Andin Aditya Rahman argue that clear definitions are paramount in setting the tone of any regulations, including Indonesia’s upcoming personal data protection rules. The article discusses how “personal data” is defined in the draft rules and the potential…
In this article, we examine how regulators in Asia are mandating the appointment of Data Protection Officers and how these appointees form only one part of a team that must be tasked with not only ensuring the integrity of data, but also in responding to breaches of security. We also touch on the consequences of team members not familiarising themselves with their individual roles and responsibilities.
In part one of an ongoing series of articles Teresa Troester-Falk examines exactly how we define the principle of Accountability in terms of privacy and data protection in today’s fast moving and fluid world where increased threats to data integrity are rapidly becoming one of the most pressing issues faced by global businesses.