DataGuidance has expanded its leading online privacy service to include data protection and privacy information from Malaysia and the Philippines. The two sections will feature in the Asia Pacific chapter, which extended last year into South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. The new additions enhance DataGuidance's Asia Pacific chapter enabling professionals to easily compare and understand requirements, stay up to date with developments and create effective compliance programmes.
Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest developing regions for data protection and privacy, with an increasing number of countries enacting laws in a bid to attract foreign trade and outsourcing. The Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 came into force on 1 January 2013, and the Philippine Data Privacy Act 2012 on 15 August 2012 - both laws introduce a comprehensive data protection regime for the first time in these countries that were previously reliant on sparse sectoral provisions.
The new sections contain over 80 documents including:
DataGuidance Notes on the Malaysian regime, privacy in the workplace, and international data transfers.
Advisory Notes on data breach notification requirements in both Malaysia and the Philippines.
The Malaysian Data Privacy Index.
The recently in force data protection laws, amongst the legislation and regulations for Malaysia and the Philippines.
Tepee Phuah, Parter at Tay & Partners in Malaysia, said: "Given that more and more countries in the Asia Pacific region are implementing data protection laws, keeping abreast with such newly implemented laws and ensuring compliance in these jurisdictions can be extremely challenging. DataGuidance is definitely the resource tool that one can safely turn to for access to the latest legal and regulatory information, making compliance a much simpler and less daunting process."
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