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SINGAPORE: Right of private action under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 - scope explained

Singapore - September 27 2022 The Singapore Court of Appeal has recently clarified that ‘emotional distress’ is an actionable loss and damage under the existing right of private…

Genetic information - global privacy considerations - an Australian and UK perspective

Australia, European Union - September 20 2022 The benefits of using genetic information for research purposes are clear, especially as the technology underpinning medical research continues to…

CHINA: connected vehicle and automobile industry - new licences now required to enable/continue (i) surveying and mapping activities, (ii) overseas transfer of mapping data

China - September 8 2022 Following the first automobile industry-specific data and cyber compliance rules, published late last year (see our alert here), regulators have…

CHINA: major developments on CAC assessment for cross-border data transfers - the task is now clear, but the urgency remains

China - September 5 2022 If your organisation must follow the CAC assessment route to continue your cross-border flows of personal information or important data, we now know…

Australia: Google agrees to pay AUD 60 million for misleading consumers regarding the collection of location data

Australia - August 18 2022 Google LLC has agreed to pay AUD 60 million to Australia’s competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), after it…

CHINA: mobile apps remain a high privacy risk, and face stringent requirements

China - August 17 2022 Mobile apps pervade all aspects of life in Mainland China, and in turn remain a high enforcement priority for data privacy regulators in China. For…

CHINA: Draft Rules on Privacy Policies Released - Is Your Privacy Policy Compliant?

China - August 8 2022 On 26 May 2022, the TC260 released the Draft Requirements on Privacy Agreements for Internet Platforms, Products and Services (“Draft Requirements”)…

India: Government withdraws long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill

India - August 4 2022 On 3 August, the Indian Central Government withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP Bill). The PDP Bill, which has drawn criticism from…

NETHERLANDS: Highest court side-steps determining whether legitimate interests may be purely commercial

European Union, Netherlands - July 28 2022 On 27 July 2022, the highest Administrative Court in the Netherlands, published its highly anticipated judgment involving the Dutch Data Protection…

China: Enforcement of data protection - 5% of annual local revenue

China - July 26 2022 On Thursday 21 July 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) fined Didi Global Inc, an online ride-hailing business a total of RMB 8.026…