Data protection laws are new in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. Indonesia and Thailand will be introducing new laws in 2016. In the European Union, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—a single law across all of EU, is expected to come into force from 2017. There are also strict laws in the US that governs the processing of personal data.
Over a hundred countries in the world have a comprehensive data protection law and it is very easy for individuals and companies to breach these laws.
Data or privacy breaches are on the rise and businesses can be prosecuted under data protection/privacy laws. Fines for non-compliance can be from S$1 million in Singapore, up to three years jail in Malaysia and up to 4% of global revenues for EU countries.
The focus on this book is operational compliance. The book is for everyone as all of us in the course of our daily work process personal data. Organized into sections, each idea provides practical advise and examples of how a breach of the law may happen. Examples cover HR, Finance, Admin, Marketing etc which allows the reader to relate to his or her own area of work
Kevin Shepherdson is CEO of Straits Interactive, a Data Privacy Specialist in the ASEAN region. He has trained over 10,000 participants and has been involved in more than 100 privacy audits and advisory engagements. He is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Privacy Technologist (CIPT), the world's only privacy program management qualifications, from the International Association of Privacy Profession, as well as an IAPP Authorized trainer.