On 20 August 2021, China’s much anticipated Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) was passed. The new law will come into force on 1 November 2021. The PIPL, Cybersecurity Law and the new Data Security Law (which came into force on 1 September 2021) now form the main legal framework governing data security and the handling

In typical email fraud cases, victims can rarely trace their funds to ‘first layer’ bank account(s) where they were initially persuaded by fraudsters to transfer their money. Usually, by the time fraud is discovered, the funds are long gone; or transferred onwards to second, third or even fourth-layer recipients, who may well be innocent third

As the European Union finalizes new tools that raise the requirements to transfer personal data across borders, and as the trend toward localization and restricting cross-border movement of data continues to develop in Asia, organizations must reassess the rules that restrict sharing data internationally and revise their approach in response to this increasingly restrictive, complex

On 29 April 2021, the second drafts of China’s Personal Information Protection Law (Second Draft PIPL) and the Data Security Law (Second Draft DSL) were released. Once passed, the Second Draft PIPL will become China’s first comprehensive law that protects personal information, and the Second Draft DSL will further regulate data processing activities that could

On 22 January 2021, it was announced that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had approved the new Data Management Framework (DMF) and Model Contractual Clauses for Cross Border Data Flows (MCCs).

ASEAN was established in 1967 with the key aim of improving economic growth and social progress, and collaboration and mutual assistance in

As work-from-home (WFH) arrangements become more prevalent, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong has issued three guidance notes for the handling of personal data connected with WFH arrangements.

An employer’s legal obligations as a data user are no different in a WFH arrangement than those in an office environment. However, the circumstances around

Privacy developments have been evolving rapidly over the past year globally. Our panelists will focus on recent major privacy developments in jurisdictions worldwide, including the impact of Schrems II and Brexit on data transfers, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (LGPD) coming into effect in Brazil, developments concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act

On September 18, 2020, the United States Department of Commerce announced prohibitions on certain transactions relating to the mobile application (“app”) WeChat that were slated to take effect on September 20, 2020.1 These prohibitions would ban new downloads of the app by consumers in the United States and effectively disable the functionality of the

On 30 June 2020, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (NSL), was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in China and officially listed in Annex III of the Hong Kong Basic Law. It came into effect in Hong