Register now for ‘Data Security and Digital Privacy in the Asia-Pacific Region’

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Following our highly successful first event in the ‘Edge of Law’ series in November 2021 on forced labour and modern slavery, and our second session on sanctions in December 2021, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales (BHRC) and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) invite you to join us for Data security and digital privacy in the Asia-Pacific region, which will take place on Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 12 noon UK time.

This event is the third in a series of four, jointly hosted by BHRC and ABA ROLI between November 2021 and March 2022. Titled ‘The Edge of the Law: A regional approach to confronting key legal challenges’, the series addresses forced labour, sanctions, data security and digital privacy, and judicial independence through four virtual dialogues with expert speakers. The initiative aims to address human rights concerns in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on international law and the rule of law, contributing to and building regional consensus on human rights and rule of law solutions, and concluding in a series of actionable steps that participants can import into regional law practice and policy-making.

For this third session on Data Security and Digital Privacy in the Asia-Pacific Region, we will welcome:

Nighat Dad, Founder & Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation, Member of the Oversight Board

Michael Pang, Managing Director & IT Consulting Practice Leader, Protiviti

Dr Champa Patel, Director of Innovation and Deputy Director of the Future of Conflict Program, International Crisis Group

We will examine and explore the following questions:

  • To what extent can existing legal frameworks be used to ensure user data is kept secure and to manage individual privacy rights? What legal remedies exist when these rights are violated?
  • How can the legal profession, including individual lawyers and bar associations, be involved in policy discussions to ensure that privacy rights are protected when new frameworks are being discussed?
  • How can the legal profession balance an acknowledgement that “data is the new currency” and that collecting user data comes with a high risk of violation of the right to privacy?
  • In international contracts, how can the legal profession balance competing regulatory frameworks with extraterritorial jurisdictions, including GDPR and PIPL?

Please register on Zoom here. We look forward to welcoming you and encourage you to share this invitation with your valued colleagues and contacts who may benefit from attending.



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