Executive Programme 2023

An Overview of Data Privacy Laws in South-East Asia

DATE: Tuesday 6th June 2023
From 10:30am to 4:00pm, Singapore Time (GMT+8)

This module is conducted in-person at ASSAS.
Participants outside Singapore may choose to attend this module via Zoom.

Speaker's Profile

Lucas Nicolet-Serra

Counsel at K&L Gates

Lucas Nicolet-Serra is counsel at K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, the Singapore office of global law firm K&L Gates.

Lucas focuses his practice on commercial, regulatory, and contractual work. His core practice includes advising on complex technology arrangements, data privacy strategies, cybersecurity, post-M&A integration strategies, and sector-specific regulations in the life sciences, telecommunication and fintech sectors. His expertise revolves around the legal, regulatory, and policy impacts on the emergence of fintech and health-tech companies.

This course covers data protection laws and regulations that professionals should consider when doing business in South East Asia.

Data protection regulations are rapidly evolving, impacting all businesses globally, and more specifically in Southeast Asia, as many Southeast Asian jurisdictions have enacted new data privacy laws and regulations over the last two years. As a result, companies have not been able to adopt a harmonized approach to data protection compliance due to jurisdictional variations, making compliance costly and time-consuming.

During this training session, Lucas Nicolet-Serra will provide a high level overview of the data protection regimes in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia, highlighting recent developments and discussing where the laws align and diverge.

We will discuss the compliance challenges many companies face when operating across these jurisdictions as well as enforcement trends.  We will also discuss the vital role of Data Protection Officers and the growing concerns over data localization and cross-border data transfers.

We will use case studies to illustrate the points discussed.


Tuesday 6th June 2023


Total 4 hours


Assas campus, Singapore

Online attendance is also available

Programme Overview

DAY Tuesday 6th June 2023
Data Protection Regulations in South-East Asia
(0.5 hrs) 10:30 am › 11:00 am Introduction to data protection regulations
(1.5 hrs) 11:00 am › 12:30 pm Data Protection Principles in South-East Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia
Lunch 12:30 pm › 2:00 pm Networking Lunch from 12:30pm to 2pm is provided.
Data Protection Principles in South-East Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia
(1 hr) 2:00 pm › 3:00 pm Data Protection Officer (DPO) and its role
(1 hr) 3:00 pm › 4:00 pm Data transfers and data localisation


  • EUR 280 or SGD 400 full programme

CPD Accreditation:

CPD points: 4 Public CPD Points
Practice area: Data Protection & Privacy
Training category: General

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For participants attending the face-to-face activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the activity for more than 15 minutes. For those participating via the webinar, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to https://www.silecpdcentre.sg for more information.

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