Singapore

23 Feb: Joint Declaration by the European Union, Australia, Comoros, India, Japan, Mauritius, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka on privacy and the protection of personal data

(Source: EEAS)

Rapid technological developments, in particular in information and digital technologies, have brought benefits for our economies and societies, as well as new challenges for privacy and the protection of personal data.

To foster data free flow with trust – which, as also acknowledged by the G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration, is key to harness the opportunities of the digital economy – it is vital to ensure, as guaranteed by our respective legal frameworks, respect for individuals’ right to privacy and the protection of personal data as a core value and fundamental freedom. Lack of trust in how data is …