Following a year of rapid developments in 2011, the pace of change in the Asia-Pacific data privacy laws has slowed, with most developments of new and amended laws still in the ‘pending’ category as at 30 June 2012. The exception are Hong Kong which has now enacted substantial reforms, and the Philippines where both houses of the legislature have now passed a ‘reconciled’ version of the Data Privacy Act of 2011 which awaits Presidential approval. This article surveys the status of amendments to existing laws, and enactment of new law across the region, covering Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Australia and New Zealand.
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Graham Greenleaf, "Asia-Pacific Data Privacy Laws: Legislative Progress Mid-2012" (August 2012). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2012. Working Paper 36.