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October 21, 2016

Data Privacy Asia 2016: Focus on Privacy and Government Access to Data

Data Privacy Asia

The Data Privacy Asia 2016 conference, which will be held in Singapore on November 9-11, 2016, features a strong lineup of speakers focusing on data protection regulations, big data, cyber security, data breaches and response plans, and more. With tracks focusing on (1) privacy regulations and compliance in the digital age and (2) privacy challenges for information technology and security, the conference will provide an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in this area from ten jurisdictions across Asia.

The conference will include two separate presentations from Jeffrey J. Blatt, of counsel at Tilleke & Gibbins, focusing on the following topics:

  • Government Surveillance, Security, and Privacy: Does Security Always Win? This session, structured as an interactive discussion, will review how to strike the balance between taking advantage of the huge amounts of data we create every day, on the one hand, versus the dangers of allowing unchecked access to that data for surveillance purposes, on the other.
  • The Encryption and Lawful Access Debate in Thailand and the U.S.: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back. Governments in both Asia and the West are enacting laws designed to compel Internet service providers, platforms, and enterprises to disclose subscriber user data, including emails, search and location histories, chats, photos, and even health information in response to lawful government access requests. This session will review the latest developments in this area and consider the legal and commercial ramifications.

This conference is being sponsored by Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms. Tilleke & Gibbins serves as the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for Thailand.

For more information about the content and registration process, please visit the Data Privacy Asia website.