Data Protection Trends Report for ASEAN and Singapore in 2021

For Immediate Release 

Data Protection Excellence Centre Releases its Data Protection  Trends Report for ASEAN and Singapore in 2021  

Five key regional trends and challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic 

21 January, 2021, Singapore – The Data Protection Excellence (DPEX) Centre, the  learning and research arm of Straits Interactive, today released its 2021 Data  Protection Trends Report for ASEAN taking into account the impact of COVID-19 and  digitalisation. 

“We are pleased to release our view of what data protection trends to expect this year,  especially in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). 2021 is the year  where all the founding members of ASEAN – Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines,  Thailand and Indonesia – are scheduled to have rolled out data protection / privacy  laws and new amendments.”The five trends we have identified also take into  consideration the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting accelerated digitalisation  efforts.” said Kevin Shepherdson, CEO of Straits Interactive and Head of the DPEX  Centre, 

The DPEX Centre will be running a webinar on 26 January, 2021 about these five key trends  and interested parties can register at More information about the  DPEX Centre and DPEX Network can be found at

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