Data privacy laws and Europes General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a huge impact on navigating multi-jurisdictional investigations in Asia. Ensuring that relevant evidence is collected legally and transferred within the laws guidelines is further complicated by platforms like WeChat, WhatsApp and policies like BYOD. Companies conducting investigations in Asia should consider a holistic approach to evidence gathering, which includes having a birds eye view of all aspects of the case. Data privacy laws protect personal data, while stricter standards apply to sensitive information, such as thoughts, beliefs, political opinions and health records. The GDPR plays an important role, as well, ruling that companies and organisations may only handle or process personal data about European Union citizens in a legitimate, fair and transparent way.