In this episode, Manh Hung Tran, head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group in Vietnam, is joined by Dominic Edmondson, Special Counsel in our IP Tech group based in Hong Kong, as they discuss the latest developments in the data privacy landscape in Asia. Listen in to learn about the wave of new privacy laws across the region and the new sets of requirements that they entail, as well as:

  • How GDPR has influenced legislation in the region, including in key jurisdictions such as Vietnam, Thailand, China and Japan
  • Practical considerations for companies to ensure compliant activities in light of the recent changes in privacy law requirements
  • Key data privacy trends and developments in the region to expect in 2022 and beyond

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Manh-Hung Tran is the practice group leader of the Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Practice Groups of Vietnam offices. For years, he has been constantly ranked as a leading IP lawyer by numerous researchers such as Chambers Global and Chambers Asia. He regularly writes articles concerning pressing legal issues in both English and Vietnamese, and his works have been published regularly in various reputable publications. He has assisted the government in reviewing and revising the IP Law, the IP provisions under the country’s criminal code, the draft e-Transaction Law, and the first draft Personal Data Protection Decree, etc. While Hung's practices run the full gamut of IP work, he also specializes in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) practice, advising multinational corporations on data privacy, monetization, product reviews, AdTech, regulatory and user rights, cybersecurity, e-commerce, offshore social media, digital services, data breach and incidents, and other emerging technologies. He has been assisting international film studios and streaming clients with various film and TV series productions in Vietnam.


Dominic is Special Counsel in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group in Hong Kong.