Once the dust settles: A New Era for Data Privacy Issues in 2021

Once the dust settles: A New Era for Data Privacy Issues in 2021

Venue : ZOOM

Event Start Date : Thursday 11 March 2021

Event End Date : Thursday 11 March 2021

Event Start Time : 10:00 am

Event End Time : 11:30 am

Registration Start Date : Tuesday 23 February 2021

Registration End Date : Thursday 11 March 2021


As the world scrambled to deal with covid this time last year, we saw a glut of new data being collected in the name of pandemic control.

As vaccine rollouts gather pace across the region, and leaders cautiously plan for a mass return-to-work, businesses are faced with the prospect that many of the challenges they considered ‘unique’ a year ago are nowhere to stay. High on this list is the challenge of managing personal data in a ‘track and trace’ world.

Join us for a look at how different parts of the region are addressing this challenge and a discussion on how to ensure businesses are covid data compliant in 2021 and beyond.



Yuko has ample experience in advising many global and prominent companies on their data privacy structures including cross-border data transfer, data breaches and other security incidents, global data compliances and medical/genome data.
She also has had the unique experience of working at an Ad Technology Legal department and a Public Policy department in a leading Internet company in Japan, where she was deeply involved in various matters concerning data in the realm of digital trades, including personal data, privacy, and big data.
Her many years’ professional practice as a corporate lawyer also cover transactional and advisory work in cross-border and domestic M&As, corporate splits, joint ventures, and business alliances, and general corporate matters for listed companies. Read more about Yuko Kawai here.


Ms. Dong is a partner in the Beijing office and specializes in the areas of foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, and telecom, internet, high-tech and data privacy and information law. She represents multinationals, foreign investment enterprises, and large Chinese state-owned and private companies. In her corporate and M&A practice, Ms. Dong guides inbound investors through all stages of operation in China, from market investigation to market entry and business expansion (including incorporating PRC entities, mergers and acquisitions, business permits and applications, corporate restructuring and compliance issues). Read more about Marissa Dong here.

Jillian leads the Privacy and Data Protection practice and is also part of the firm's TMT practice. She focuses on advising local and multinational companies in respect of data protection and privacy issues. Jillian’s experience in this area includes reviewing and drafting of relevant documentation such as privacy policies, data processor agreements and data transfer agreements as well as undertaking comprehensive data protection exercises to bring her client’s internal practices, in line with the requirements of the privacy and data protection laws. Read more about Jillian Chia here.


Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh is a partner and director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, head of the firm’s insurance practice, and joint head of the firm’s technology industry group. She represents multinational and local insurers and reinsurers on a range of key matters, including market entry, M&As, insurtech, and regulatory compliance across Southeast Asia. She also regularly advises technology clients on privacy and data protection, fintech, regtech, digital currencies, and more. Read more about her here.



Edna is a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales and has over 18 years expertise in data privacy and data protection globally. She holds the CIPP/Europe certification and the ISEB in data protection. She is currently Director, Data Protection and Technology Compliance, APAC at Scotiabank in Singapore. Prior to that she worked at another well-known global bank; an IT & Managing Consulting firm; and a telecoms company in Singapore and the UK. Edna is also currently President of AsiaDPO, a registered society in Singapore with membersfrom different disciplines and backgrounds (law, technology, academia, compliance, marketing, insurance, consumer goods and more), with a vision to bring clarity and insight into data protection and privacy practice as the distinct voice for Data Protection Officers.

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