This panel will bring together policy makers and experts from Asian countries such as Singapore, India, Indonesia and South Korea to discuss the region’s experiences of reforming data protection frameworks in the light of global convergence on data protection norms. Drawing from their recent experience in adequacy discussions, the South Korean panelist will speak to the importance of global convergence for market access, while the Indian and Indonesian panelists will reflect on the interrelationship between global developments and national policy-making processes. The panel will also be asked to speak to the challenge of balancing the benefits of global convergence with the need to reflect national legal traditions.
• How have data protection reform processes across Asian markets such as South Korea, Indonesia, and India been shaped by European data protection traditions?
• How have Asian countries balanced the desire to converge with global data protection norms with political or societal pressures to adopt data protection frameworks reflective of domestic realities?
• What are the economic drivers for data protection legal reform in the region?
• How do data localization rules interrelate with data protection laws and regulations on data flows?