Insights and opinions on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity contributed by thought leaders from around the world.
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.
Most technology start-up companies lack the experience and resources needed to manage the plethora of security, privacy, and compliance issues inherent in a growing technology business. Nevertheless, the legal and business implications of poorly managed privacy and data security practices are too important to ignore. A single error can undermine the trust of investors and customers, attract unwanted regulatory attention or litigation, and ultimately, derail a start-up’s success.
As the world becomes more complex non-traditional approaches to ensuring data security and protection must be evaluated. In this article Wei Chieh, the founder of SWARMNETICS draws a parallel between how we treat open source software and the Asian organisational attitude toward White Hat hackers (or ‘independent security researchers’) as assets that might help to stem the tide of security breaches that Asian companies face today.
The question of data privacy has become one that is shaping the business world of the 21st century. With many technologies advancing in leaps and bounds – as well as the increasing importance of ‘The Internet of Things’ the appointment of a professional Data Protection Officer to ensure legal and mandatory compliance has become a business imperative. We look at how failure to appoint such professionals who can operate at all levels of an organisation can be a costly mistake – not only in terms of revenue – but also in terms…
Most technology start-up companies lack the experience and resources needed to manage the plethora of security, privacy, and compliance issues inherent in a growing technology business. Nevertheless, the legal and business implications of poorly managed privacy and data security practices are too important to ignore. A single error can undermine the trust of investors and customers, attract unwanted regulatory attention or litigation, and ultimately, derail a start-up’s success.In this first instalment of a two part article…
Last year, cyber security breaches wreaked havoc on some of the biggest financial institutions, retailers and governments in the world, causing data and financial loss and even corporate embarrassment for a certain entertainment powerhouse. In 2016, we can likely expect more - more advanced attacks including targeted industry espionage, ransomware, and social engineering.