The year 2023 has marked significant developments in data protection across the Asia-Pacific region, as jurisdictions revising their laws to align more closely with European privacy standards. At the same time, specific rules in the Asia-Pacific region vary widely and reforms proceed at varying paces. For instance, India has implemented the long-awaited Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023, which will have a substantial impact. In Australia, long overdue proposed reforms are under discussion, with a potential implementation date in 2024.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has also dominated headlines and conversations, raising many concerns about situations where the design and deployment of machine-learning AI models or systems involve the use of personal data under data protection laws.
Employers dealing with multi-jurisdictional matters and preparing data protection policies in the Asia-Pacific region need to consider these issues. This webinar will discuss current laws and proposed reforms in data protection and provide guidance on how employers can better prepare for the new laws.