Philippines, Singapore Eye EU-Style Data Protection Laws

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT) -- The Philippines and Singapore moved closer this week to implementing stricter data protection regimes modeled after the European Union's, with the Philippines Senate passing a data privacy act and a Singapore ministry clarifying key provisions in a proposed personal data protection bill.

On Tuesday, the Philippines Senate approved on the third reading the Data Privacy Act of 2011, which would prevent the processing of private information from being outsourced to countries that don't follow particular data protection standards and would create a National Privacy Commission to...
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