India Passes Data Protection Legislation in Parliament; Critics Fear Privacy Violation
By Associated Press
The legislation will limit cross-border transfer of data and provide a framework for setting up a data protection authority to ensure compliance from tech companies.
Former ByteDance Executive Says Chinese Communist Party Tracked Hong Kong Protesters via Data
By Zen Soo
Yintao Yu, formerly head of engineering for ByteDance in the U.S., said in a court filing that the company had a “superuser” credential for a committee of CCP members.
Singapore Strives to Protect Consumer Data
By Xue Zhang
Like many governments, Singapore has enacted data privacy laws. But can consumers solely rely on the government or businesses for protection?
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the Indo-Pacific
By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Simon Chesterman.
China’s Personal Information Protection Law and Its Global Impact
By Yiming “Ben” Hu
China first dedicated law on personal data protection will have a global impact.
New Chinese Law Tightens Requirements for Data Privacy
By Associated Press
The law would impose some of the world’s strictest controls on private sector handling of information about individuals.
Someone to Watch Over Me: Trusting Surveillance in Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’
By Teo Yi-Ling and Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman
The TraceTogether controversy shows the need to renegotiate Singapore's social contract on the question of data privacy.
Singapore Backtracks on COVID-19 Tracking App Privacy Pledge
By Sebastian Strangio
A minister revealed that data gathered by a government contact tracing app could also be used “for the purpose of criminal investigation.”
Walking the Tightrope: Privacy Risks in India’s Contact Tracing App
By Mohit Saini and Aakash Mehrotra
Created to fight the spread of COVID-19, India’s contact tracing app raises all kinds of privacy concerns.
Privacy in the Age of Big Brother: India
By Angel L Martínez Cantera
Current legal protections for data and privacy fail to safeguard citizens from the rapid implementation of mass surveillance programs.