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A Guide to Criminal Background Checks in Asia Pacific

Learn how an effective criminal screening program can help improve and maintain the quality of new hires. Here’s what you’ll gain from this White Paper: Overview – What are Criminal Background Checks? The key objective of criminal background checks is to aid employers in making informed hiring decisions. Can Employers Obtain Their Candidates’ Criminal Records […]


The Importance of Continuous Employment Screening in APAC

  Learn how adopting continuous screening practices can help employers minimize insider threats and security risks. Read more


AMENDMENTS TO SINGAPORE’S PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT

Amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) were approved by the Singaporean parliament. They seek to gain confidence of consumers in the responsible use of their data. The amendments also bring the PDPA into line with international norms on data protection legislation, allowing international organizations to adopt a more consistent compliance approach.   […]


AT A GLANCE: HIRING EMPLOYEES IN PHILIPPINES 

Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against requiring a medical examination as a condition of employment in The Philippines? The Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act prohibits the rejection of a job application solely or partially on the basis of actual, perceived, or suspected HIV status. Access to personal data relating to an employee’s Hepatitis […]


NEW PRIVACY ACT FOR NEW ZEALAND IN FORCE FROM 1 DECEMBER 2020 EXTENDS TO OFFSHORE ENTITIES DOING BUSINESS IN NZ

New Zealand’s Privacy Act 2020 recently went into force with key changes such as an extension of the powers and functions of the Privacy Commissioner, the strengthening of cross-border protections, the introduction of criminal penalties for certain behavior, and an increased focus on risk management and early intervention by “agencies.” How will the Commissioner’s powers […]


INDONESIA DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS – PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA

The principal law governing data protection in Indonesia is Law No. 11 of 2008 regarding Electronic Information and Transactions. In addition, rules governing personal data protection are also found in Government Regulation No. 71 of 2019 regarding the Implementation of Electronic Systems and Transactions and Minister of Communication and Informatics. What are the key principles […]


DATA EMPOWERMENT AND PROTECTION ARCHITECTURE – DEPA- A DRAFT FRAMEWORK

The National Institution for Transforming India released a draft framework on Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture to empower people to have seamless and secure access to their data and to share it with third-party institutions. It proposes creation of a Consent Manager Institution, which would ensure that individuals can provide consent for every piece of […]


NEW DRAFT NATIONAL, HARMONISED DATA PROTECTION LAW FOR MAINLAND CHINA NAVIGATING CHINA: THE DIGITAL JOURNEY

A first national-level personal information protection law for Mainland China has been published, reinforcing, and heightening existing data protection compliance obligations for organizations doing business in China. Compliance obligations previously considered will now become binding law, and new compliance steps – including some registrations with local authorities – must be taken. Read more


CHINA SIGNALS SERIOUS INTENT TO REGULATE FACIAL RECOGNITION AND OTHER BIOMETRICS

A Chinese government spokesperson is emphasizing the need for sensitive data like biometrics to be collected and used only for specific purposes, and only when “sufficiently necessary” and supported by a risk assessment. Legislative Affairs Commission spokesperson Yue Zhongming said that the use and development of facial recognition and other new technologies have created new […]


THE AUSTRALIAN BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION AND BACKGROUND SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS

When the final report of the Banking Royal Commission came out in 2019, the conclusion was clear – things need to change in Australia’s financial system. The changes envisioned by the experts encompass all areas and levels in the banking industry, from the high-ranking executives down to the employees that work directly with the clients. […]




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