How common are data privacy laws in Asia? To what extent are they consistent? How do they differ in their principles, or their methods of enforcement, from those in Europe or in other regions? How different is their institutional context, such as constitutional rights, treaties and courts? What do these differences mean for the potential for 'interoperability' with data privacy laws elsewhere, and what are the most likely routes to such 'interoperability'?

Graham Greenleaf AM is Professor of Law & Information Systems at UNSW Australia in Sydney. His most recent book is Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade and Human Rights Perspectives (OUP 2014) 

He has been involved in privacy research and advocacy since the 1970s. He is also a co-founder and Co-Director of AustLII. His website at has more details.