Data Protection & Security

We are the go-to for pre-emptive data protection advisory and compliance, as well as legal support in breach notification, with focus on cloud security amidst digital transformation across various industries.

The role of information technology has accelerated in in all aspects of human life through software-enabled solutions, such as cloud computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence alongside the acceleration of digital transformation in various industries and rise of the metaverse.

Amidst these technological advances, risks and challenges with respect to processing of data, especially those, which are personal in nature, have likewise grown. These risks require robust data protection and cybersecurity.

At RHTLaw, we collaborate with the Governance, Risk and Compliance arm of RHT Consulting Asia, to support data-driven organisations through pre-emptive data protection advisory and compliance, as well as providing guidance in the event of data breach events both at the legal, regulatory and operational levels.

We stay connected with the latest developments in data protection and cybersecurity to always be a step ahead in providing value to our clients by assisting with legislative and industry developments in Asia and the world.

We advise on various issues concerning the processing of personal data for effective and pragmatic solutions in local and cross-border data transfers. We assist in crafting privacy notices and policies, as well as data sharing and outsourcing arrangements. We also review various agreements to incorporate contractual provisions, which ensure compliance with the PDPA. We also advise on sensitive employee and HR data as well as data processing service agreements with third parties

We are partners in ensuring operational compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), as harmonized with data protection regulations in other jurisdictions, such as European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). From data protection compliance audits to formulation and implementation of organisation-wide policies and practices, we assist organisations to transcend beyond compliance in the realms of employee, financial and healthcare privacy as well as privacy and cybersecurity aspects of marketing policies, cloud computing and other sourcing arrangements. We also verify data protection compliance in due diligence exercises of M&A transactions and help negotiate representations and warranties to minimise, eliminate or transfer data privacy and security risks.
In the event of data breaches, you can trust RHTLaw Asia’s Data Protection Team to be your partner in:
  • risk management and data management issues including data breach notifications;
  • crisis management strategy in the event of data breaches, including guiding investigations; and
  • dealing with regulators as regards regulatory enforcement relating to data breaches.

Key Contact

Head of Practice

Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.