• Artificial Intelligence: The ethical and legal implications

      Artificial Intelligence has huge potential to bring accuracy, efficiencies, cost savings and speed to a whole range of formerly human activities and to provide entirely new insights into market and customer behaviour.

      August 04, 2017

    • China seeks comment on draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure

      On July 10, 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft Regulation on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII Regulation) for public comment.

      July 18, 2017

    • Cross-border data transfers: China issues new measures to strengthen data localisation

      On 11 April 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued draft “Measures for Security Assessment of Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data Overseas” (Measures) for public comment. In this briefing, we outline the key aspects of the Measures and examine the implications for businesses in China.

      April 28, 2017

    • China data privacy: New guidance to strengthen protection of personal data

      China’s guidance on privacy of personal data is set to change in the near future, following the publication of a draft guideline in late 2016.

      March 03, 2017

    • Hong Kong regulators step up enforcement on personal data protection

      Over the past month, Hong Kong Courts and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) have taken action under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) against an insurance agent, a marketing company and a licensed individual for improper handling of personal data, resulting in a Community Service Order, a fine, and an SFC disciplinary action. These cases demonstrate increased citizen awareness of privacy rights, industry focus on the PDPO, and foreshadow further enforcement activity.

      May 18, 2016

    • FinTech regulation in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore

      Fintech is driving innovation in financial services globally and changing the nature of commerce and end-user expectations for payments and financial services. Regulators, financial institutions and investors are showing growing interest in FinTech development. It has been reported that global investment grew to US$19 billion in 2015, with US$13.8 billion invested into venture capital -backed FinTech companies , while in Asia Pacific, FinTech investment was a US$3.5 billion in the first 9 months of 2015, near 4 times that of 2014.

      May 10, 2016