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Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cybersecurity Regulation: 2018 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2019

What is in store for data protection and cyber security regulation in Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2019?

2018 was a momentous year for data protection and cyber security regulation globally – the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was, of course, the main event. The shockwaves of GDPR hit APAC with full force, coupled with the promulgation of an important GDPR-inspired national standard in China and the tabling of a draft data protection law in India that shares the same lineage. Rising public awareness of data protection concerns, due to the ever increasing volume and scale of cyber incidents in APAC, means that these issues are front and centre for organizations in terms of brand values, effective risk management and stewardship of increasingly valuable data assets.

What do you need to be doing to prepare your organization?  Our Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cyber Security Guide 2019 will take you through the developments and key initiatives of APAC countries and discuss the implications of a shifting landscape.

Our Guide will discuss:

  • Key legislative and regulatory developments in 2018 and changes expected in 2019;
  • The impact of GDPR in APAC, and the prospects for regional harmonization;
  • APAC data protection regulatory heat map; and
  • Individual country data protection developments.

Our Guide provides a practical toolkit for organizations seeking to create an effective data protection and cyber security compliance program.

For Hogan Lovells’ Asia Pacific Data Protection and Cybersecurity Guide 2019, click here