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Privacy and Data Protection: Data Privacy Laws in Asia-Pacific

Asia pacific is certainly a region to watch due to its rapid development in privacy laws, particularly in 2012. The Philippines’ data privacy Act, which was signed into law in August, 2012, is the first uniform privacy law for the country. It is a European-style data protection law with procedures to be followed in the collection, processing, and handling of personal information. The Act also sets out the rights of data subjects and creates a national privacy Commission.
 
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Topics: ECA Risk Forecast Report 2013, Data Privacy