Module 4: Data Privacy and Data Protection
The right to privacy and the concomitant requirement to protect personal information or data has garnered significant attention since the dawn of the information age. While the internet and online information-sharing and data collection increase at an exponential rate, legislative developments have failed to keep pace and adequately protect personal information. However, some states have begun to adopt data protection-related instruments and regulations in an attempt to protect the privacy rights of their citizens.
This module focuses on data protection in Asia and the related concepts of the ‘right to be forgotten’, encryption and surveillance.