Cybersecurity regulation is developing very quickly with the introduction of a number of new general and industry specific cybersecurity laws and an increase in the number of countries with mandatory breach notification requirements. This session will look at the regulatory landscape in Asia, recent developments in regional laws and how the regulators in Asia are handling breach investigations. In addition, we will look at some “real-life” examples of lessons learned from a legal and regulatory perspective for companies who have suffered a breach in Asia.
Anna is a data and technology partner based in Hong Kong, and heads the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice for Asia Pacific. Anna's practice focuses on technology agreements and outsourcing transactions; privacy and data protection; cybersecurity and breach response; telecommunications and Internet regulatory issues.
She has been based in in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years and has assisted clients with Hong Kong and China based projects, and has a wealth of experience in advising clients on high value technology transactions and outsourcing deals, and multi-jurisdictional projects, particularly focused on data management.
In addition, Anna is one of the leading data protection lawyers in Asia and has worked on some of the largest and most high profile cybersecurity breaches in Asia involving a variety of threats and threat actors. She has experience in dealing with regulators across multiple jurisdictions in terms of both notifications and investigations.
Anna is co-author to Internet Law in Hong Kong published by Sweet & Maxwell and is recognized in The Legal 500 and Chambers Asia as a leading individual for her experience in technology and data protection. In particular, she is described as someone who “is really able to bring her experience to bear and find pragmatic solutions” and is recognised for her experience across a number of industries, notably with travel, retail and luxury brands.
Anna is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds the CIPT and CIPP/Asia certifications. She is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and Queensland, Australia.