Region: Asia-Pacific

GDR explores US-China tech competition

The AI development race between the US and China could shape the geopolitical landscape for the next century, according to GDR's Q3 2021 Special Report.

21 October 2021

China imposes €460 million platform fine

China’s competition enforcer has issued leading food delivery platform Meituan with its second-highest fine on record for forcing merchants to exclusively use its platform and pay a fee to do so.

11 October 2021

Offshore regulator left in the dark about Pandora Papers

GDR has learned that the Cayman Islands data protection authority has received no breach notifications about what is reportedly the largest trove of leaked offshore financial data in history.

05 October 2021

China to set up algorithm regulation

The Chinese cyberspace regulator says it will set up rules to govern the use of algorithms in around three years – the latest in the country’s efforts to regulate its digital sector.

04 October 2021

Norway issues GDPR fine over China transfers

Norway's data regulator has fined a company 5 million kroner (€489,000) for illegally transferring personal data to China.

01 October 2021

ACCC seeks powers to curb Google’s data advantage

Australia’s antitrust watchdog has called for a greater role in regulating how data is used by large adtech companies, in a report taking aim at how Google’s data advantage allows it to dominate the sector.

30 September 2021

EDPB tentatively approves draft Korean adequacy

The EU’s data protection authorities have greenlit the European Commission’s decision to approve data flows to Korea – but called on the commission to provide further clarity.

28 September 2021

Pentagon could issue report on Afghan data by year’s end

A bipartisan provision in next year’s US military budget calls for the Pentagon to account for the trove of Afghan biometric data believed to be in the hands of the Taliban.

21 September 2021

New Zealand uses new enforcement powers for first time

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has received the country’s first compliance notice – marking the first such measure used since a 2020 legislative overhaul.

17 September 2021

Korea fines Facebook, warns Netflix and Google

Korea’s data watchdog has hit Facebook with a record fine and warned Netflix and Google over breaches of the country’s data protection law.

31 August 2021

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