Data protection laws are new in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. Indonesia and Thailand will be introducing new laws in 2016. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — a single law across all of EU – is expected to come into force from 2018. There are also strict laws in the US that govern the processing of personal data. Over a hundred countries in the world have a comprehensive data protection law and it is very easy for individuals and companies to breach these laws. Data or privacy breaches are on the rise and businesses can be prosecuted under data protection laws. Fines for non-compliance can be from S$1 million in Singapore, up to three years jail in Malaysia, and up to 4% of global revenues for EU countries. The focus on this book is operational compliance. The book is for everyone as all of us in the course of our daily work process personal data. Organised into sections, each idea provides practical advice and examples of how a breach of the law may happen. Examples cover HR, Finance, Admin, Marketing, etc, allowing the reader to relate to his or her own area of work.