Whilst a lot of attention has been given to European data protection legislation, we should not forget some interesting developments which are happening in Asia at the moment. Indeed a spate of new data protection legislation has been prepared and in some cases already passed in the last year. For example, Malaysia will have its new data protection regime come into force this summer and just last month the Philippine government passed its privacy legislation. Particular interest has been generated by the Singaporean draft legislation, the latest (and potentially last) draft of which was published a few weeks ago. Whilst the legislation does borrow some concepts from the current European regime, other provisions draw more comparison with US privacy laws (particularly with regard to information which is made publicly available). Areas of difference to familiar European legislation which caught Datonomy's eye include: