In early 2008 we began an 18-month project to study the privacy dynamics in a number of developing countries in Asia. This project was funded by the International Development Research Centre.
Over that period we researched the policy landscape in a number of countries in the region. Through extensive research, networking, and outreach campaigns, we identified six countries for more detailed analysis: Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. We visited those countries to meet with key stakeholders in government, industry, academia, the media and civil society. When possible and appropriate we also presented at workshops (e.g. India), hosted meetings for civil society (e.g. Malaysia and Thailand) and public forums (e.g. Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines).