Asian Countries Look to Protect Privacy

By Matt Klinger

Recent moves by Asian governments show that privacy protection is not just a concern in the United States. and European Union.

For instance, just this month Japan issued a voluntary code of practice for businesses that collect and use personal data.  In addition, earlier this year, Vietnam created new sanctions for certain violations involving data privacy, while the government of Hong Kong issued a best practices guide for developing a privacy management program. 

These efforts add further complexity to the patchwork of privacy regulations and best practices companies should follow when operating in Asia.