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July 10, 2024

Regional Guide to Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Mainland Southeast Asia

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins have updated the Regional Guide to Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Mainland Southeast Asia, which aims to help businesses in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam understand the legal environment for cybersecurity and data protection in these countries.

The need for privacy and security has grown in tandem with the rapid advance of internet-enabled technologies in Southeast Asia. This is a major concern for consumers and individuals, and governments are increasingly mindful of online threats to their national security and their citizens. All of this represents an imposing challenge for companies—especially now that technology has enabled them to operate with relative ease across jurisdictions throughout the world.

To support businesses as they face these challenges, the guide discusses the main laws, instruments, and authorities regulating cybersecurity and data protection in each country. The sections lay out what types of activities are prohibited or permitted, the liability and penalties for engaging in or allowing certain activities, and some strategic considerations for businesses seeking to comply with the cybersecurity and data protection laws in mainland Southeast Asia.

The full guide can be accessed as a PDF through the button below.