New and updated privacy laws in Asia

18 - 21 May 2021

Online Event


Two 2 hour webinars with Professor Graham Greenleaf covering all 13 Asian countries with privacy laws.

Data protection and privacy laws work very differently in Asia compared with Europe and North America. This is your ideal opportunity to gain unique insights into the working of privacy laws in the region, and changes ahead and their impact on your business in each country.

Programme & Times:

Webinar 1 Tuesday 18 May 2021

10.00 - 12.00 UK

11.00-13.00 CET

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Global & regional context
China & Hong Kong
Japan, Korea and Taiwan


Webinar 2 Thursday 20 May 2021

10.00 - 12.00 UK

11.00-13.00 CET

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ASEAN – Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam
India & South Asia

Online Roundtables

In addition to the webinars you also have the opportunity to exchange experience with your peers in two 1 hour online roundtables. You will be able to relate what you have learned in the previous day’s sessions to discussing the practical application to the ways you work managing your business in the region.

Roundtable 1 - Wednesday 19 May, 10.00 UK, 11.00 CET

Roundtable 2 - Friday 21 May, 10.00 UK, 11.00 CET 

From understanding issues to practical action

This event will enable you to:

  1. Learn from the leading expert on Asia’s privacy laws
  2. Put your questions to Professor Graham Greenleaf - each webinar will include time for questions
  3. Gain insights into the facts about the data privacy laws in Asia
  4. Understand the trends in each country, such as the context of international trade deals
  5. Adapt your companies’ practices to privacy law challenges
  6. Plan where to allocate resources according to your risk profile
  7. Gain insights into how the jurisdictions in the region are balancing the drive towards faster economic growth against other values with consequent implications for their flexibility of approach reflected in the design of their privacy laws and the enforcement policies of their national regulators
  8. Explain Asian privacy law trends to senior management. Japan has an EU adequacy declaration, South Korea is next in line. By attending these sessions, you will better understand the relative influence of the EU Data Protection Regulation and the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules on each national law, and what that means for how you will need to work with personal data in the Asia region
  9. Receive a reference document - a pdf publication with articles on Asia published in PL&B International Report and elsewhere
  10. Earn up to 6 CPE Credits
  11. Watch again any part of the course you wish when it suits you - the webinars will be recorded.
  12. Join online roundtables and discuss the sessions with your peers. The roundtables will not be recorded to encourage free exchange of experience.


  • Graham Greenleaf

    Professor Graham Greenleaf

    Asia-Pacific Editor, Privacy Laws & Business

    Professor Graham Greenleaf AM has been an advisor and frequent contributor to PL&B Reports since 1991 and PL&B’s Asia-Pacific Editor since 2007. He is also a regular speaker at PL&B's Annual International Conference and provides periodic events on Asian Data Privacy Laws.

    Graham is a Research Professor of Law & Information Systems at UNSW Australia.  He has provided consultancy advice to the European Commission on data privacy laws in seven countries in the Asia-Pacific. His most recent book on this area of the law is Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade and Human Rights Perspectives (OUP, 2014).