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 exit of the United Kingdom from the EU has caused turmoil in world markets and has far reaching consequences for those companies in the European Union doing business with the country – and vice versa. There has also been some uncertainty about how the authorities based in London will be treating data security and privacy issues. The consensus seems to be that companies doing business with the second largest economy in Europe (after Germany) should be adopting a ‘business as usual’ approach. However, will this necessarily be the case in the future? Will global companies with a British connection (including those in Asia) be forced to revisit how they treat data security and privacy issues when dealing with the United Kingdom – and will British companies move away from the rules that have been set in place by Brussels? We take a closer look.
Singapore and Malaysia are rolling out national digital ID initiatives to streamline government services and improve efficiency. What are the lessons to be learnt from similar schemes like India's Aadhaar system?
Researchers have simulated a cyber attack on the maritime ports of the Asia-Pacific region and projected the cost of cyber attack to reach $110 billion in a worst-case scenario.
A five-year cyber espionage campaign has been running in Asia Pacific where attackers will infiltrate a government body and use stolen data to launch targeted phishing attacks against other governments.
The Data Privacy Asia 2016 Conference will feature top ranked industry experts from more than 15 countries and a more interactive audience experience than ever before. The Conference, which is themed Building Digital Trust: Establishing an Ecosystem of Trust and Protection in the Digital Age will examine subjects like trust vs. innovation and privacy vs. security, how enterprises can meet the challenges of a globally diverse regulatory and compliance landscape, and the privacy challenges on IT and security.
Toyota Motor Corporation has been the victim of a series of data breaches in Australia, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan over the past six months. Latest data breach in Japan has impacted 3.1 million customers’ information.
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.
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.