Singapore, 1 June 2018: Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) has published a compendium of 14 reports on the regulation of cross-border data transfers in the wider Asian region (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau SAR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). This is the second publication in the “ABLI Legal Convergence Series”.
The compendium, the first of its kind in Asia, provides a holistic study of the regulation of data transfers in the different jurisdictions. It addresses the wider spectrum of issues that have an impact on the legal framework of cross-border data flows.
It is designed for governments, data privacy regulators, law practitioners and industry, in Asia and beyond, to understand the scope, the operation and the implementation of regulations applicable to data transfers and data localization requirements in the region.
The compendium is freely available on ABLI's website at http://abli.asia/PROJECTS/Data-Privacy-Project.
“Taken together, the reports offer a comprehensive survey of the regulatory landscape as it relates to cross-border data flows and data localisation obligations in 14 Asian jurisdictions and I have no doubt that they will prove to be a valuable resource, not only to practitioners but also to regulators and policymakers both in Asia and beyond”, said Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of Singapore, who chairs the ABLI’s Board of Governors.
“The genuine desire for convergence and the interest in the Data Privacy Project which ABLI has witnessed over the past year certainly create the right conditions for the project to bear fruit. The publication of this compendium is in effect a sign that legal convergence in this area of law is a shared objective”, pointed out Dr Clarisse Girot, ABLI’s Senior Research Fellow and Data Privacy Project Lead.
ABLI is an Institute based in Singapore that initiates, conducts and facilitates research and produces authoritative texts with a view to providing practical guidance in the field of Asian legal development and promoting the convergence of Asian business laws.