This page contains a list of links to existing data protection laws in Asia. It does not cover sectoral laws which contain privacy obligations (e.g. financial services, healthcare). While I strive to be up-to-date, please appreciate that laws may change from time to time, and as such this will not be a comprehensive or exhaustive list. You should always seek advice from your professional legal advisors on the applicable laws that apply in any country/jurisdiction. In any case, I hope that this will be useful starting point for you.
Information Security Technology – Guide for Personal Information Protection issued by the Ministry of Information and Industry of China. Note that this is a guide, and not legislation.
Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486)
Personal Data (Privacy) Amendment Bill 2011
Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules
Clarification on Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011
Law on the Protection of Personal Information
There are a number of guidelines which are issued by various ministries and agencies in Japan. For reference, a list of the guidelines can be found here.
Personal Data Protection Act (Unofficial translation from the Office of Personal Data Protection)
Personal Information Protection Act (Unofficial English translation)Act on Promotion of Information and Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection (Unofficial English translation)
For a complete list of legislation (in Korean), click here to go to the Personal Information Protection Commission website.