Asian Data Privacy Laws Workshop


Linklaters, London


This half day workshop on Asian Data Privacy Laws and their impact on business will cover:

  • The latest privacy law developments in India, China, Japan and Korea
  • Significant developments expected across other Asian jurisdictions, such as Thailand and Indonesia
  • Questions companies are asking and practical steps they are taking to adapt their operations
  • Helping your company plan where to allocate resources according to your risk profile

Data protection and privacy laws work very differently in Asia compared with Europe and North America. How do you address privacy challenges in this fast-growing region?

To what extent are the Asian laws responding to the EU Data Protection Regulation?

To what extent do the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules have traction in the region?

In which countries should companies expect mediation to play a role?



Programme PDF

This workshop will provide you with your ideal update on privacy law developments in Asia and what may lie ahead.

Workshop slides and Graham Greenleaf's updates to his book Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade and Human Rights Perspectives available below for workshop participants and subscribers to PL&B International Report.

Workshop Slides

Updates from Graham Greenleaf to his book
Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade and Human Rights Perspectives

Date and Location:

5 October 2018

Linklaters, London 





Asia Overview

Professor Graham Greenleaf and Adrian Fisher

Regional developments and what we are seeing in the market



Adrian Fisher  - The Cybersecurity Law

Professor Graham Greenleaf - The development of data protection law


Tea/coffee Break


Japan and Korea

Professor Graham Greenleaf - The status of adequacy findings. The factors which will favour and work against current and future adequacy applications from the leaders, Japan and South Korea, and potential new applicants, such as Taiwan



Professor Graham Greenleaf - Developments in data protection law

Adrian Fisher  - How the market is responding


India’s government has claimed that it is ready for an EU adequacy application. But do the facts support this position? The SriKrishna Committee has proposed a law which, if enacted, might allow India to make a plausible claim, but has many potential deficiencies.



Professor Graham Greenleaf and Adrian Fisher

Summary and the major developments expected across Asian jurisdictions in the next 12 months


Programme details as at 20 August 2018. Details subject to change.






Professor Graham Greenleaf, Asia-Pacific Editor, Privacy Laws & Business International Report. He has worked with Privacy Laws & Business since attending PL&B’s 3rd Annual International Conference in 1991.

Graham has since 2006 provided consultancy advice to the European Commission on data privacy laws in 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. He has since 2011 researched the global survey of privacy laws published every 2 years by PL&B International Report.

His most recent book on data protection is Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade and Human Rights Perspectives (OUP, 2014). He has unrivalled in-depth knowledge of privacy bills and the working of privacy laws in the region. Graham's full biography.



Adrian Fisher, Head of Privacy Practice, Linklaters, Singapore, will share practical insights into common issues the firm encounters most regularly.

Adrian is a senior technology and data privacy lawyer, and leads Linklaters’ data privacy practice in Asia. He is based in Singapore, and has previously worked in China, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe. Adrian and his team work closely with clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region across a range of industries on the implications of the emerging data privacy landscape in Asia. Digitisation and digital transformation are a large part of what Adrian’s team focuses on. As part of that Adrian and his team support clients on the legal and regulatory issues (which increasingly revolve around data governance) that arise in moving operations and business functions from traditional environments to online or digital environments.

He is a regular speaker at conferences in Asia on data privacy and fintech, and is a committee member of the Singapore FinTech Association. Adrian's full biography.





Georgina Kon, Partner, Linklaters, regularly advises household names in a wide range of sectors on all aspects of information governance and privacy.

She is a key member of Linklaters’ Global Data Protection Working Group and has advised extensively on recent developments, including GDPR and Brexit



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Our Host

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