Privacy Advisor

International data protection laws

12.01.2010
In the past year, two more countries in Asia—Malaysia and Taiwan—have adopted comprehensive national privacy laws that regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. These new privacy laws differ considerably from those in the United States. U.S. laws typically focus on addressing misuse of information and seek to protect individuals from particular harms. These two laws, instead, are omnibus laws that extend protections to all personal information and focus not only on the use of information but also on the collection and disclosure of personal information.

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