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Update to Australian Export Controls for Tangibles

Australia's export control rules for tangibles have been amended to more closely align with the regime for intangible supplies.

Singapore: Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act – Impact on Investigations

The Singapore Parliament approved a suite of new criminal justice reforms. Under the previous regime, investigative agencies have the power to access, inspect and search data on computers. The amendments seek to clarify these powers.

Indonesia: Government Pushes Draft Data Protection Law

Given recent data breaches, the Government of Indonesia has issued a new draft personal data protection law.

16th Draft of the Law on Cybersecurity: Further updates on requirements for offshore telecommunications...

Following the release of the 15th draft on the Law on Cybersecurity in January, the National Assembly recently published the 16th draft on its website for public consultation that has further updated the local offices and data localization requirements for offshore telecommunications and Internet service providers.

Myanmar/Burma: EU strengthens arms embargo and adopts framework against serious human rights violations

On 27 April 2018, the EU published legislation imposing further restrictive measures on Myanmar/Burma, strengthening the EU’s arms embargo and targeting the Myanmar/Burma army and border guard police officials.

Indian Government Promotes Implementation of Internal Compliance Programs for Export Controls

The Indian Director General of Foreign Trade, Mr Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, has called upon industry to introduce internal compliance programs for export controls.

Japan EU Data Transfers – Mutual adequacy findings under APPI and GDPR

Significant progress has been made over the past 11 months to bridge the differences between Japan's privacy protection requirements under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and those of the EU under the GDPR.

Malaysia Introduces “Corporate Liability” Bill

The Malaysian Government has proposed a bill that will make corporations liable for the corrupt practices of its associated persons.

China’s new era of graft-busting promises a tougher regime ahead

On 20 March 2018, China's National People's Congress passed the Supervision Law detailing the powers and responsibilities of the National Supervision Commission.

China to Integrate its Three Antitrust Agencies into a Single Authority

The Chinese government released plans to amalgamate the three agencies currently responsible for antitrust enforcement into a single department

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