Module 4: Data Privacy and Data Protection
As more of the world moves online, data protection is becoming increasingly necessary. In South and Southeast Asia, some headway has been made with increasing numbers of states now having privacy laws in place. However, with the rapid growth in data harvesting, legislators are some way behind in fully protecting and promoting privacy and personal data protection. As we move forward, digital rights activists have a significant role to play in ensuring that states keep up-to-date with data protection developments and enact legislative frameworks which fully protect and promote people’s rights to privacy.