More than ever it is crucial that organisations manage and safeguard personal information and address their risks and legal responsibilities in relation to processing personal data, to ensure consistency with the growing thicket of applicable data protection legislation.
A well-constructed and comprehensive compliance program can solve these competing interests and is an important risk-management tool.
This handbook sets out an overview of the key privacy and data protection laws and regulations across 72 different jurisdictions, and offers a primer to businesses as they consider this complex area of compliance.
DLA Piper’s global data protection and privacy team has the deep experience and international reach to help global businesses develop and implement achievable compliance solutions to the myriad data protection laws that apply to global businesses.
Welcome to DLA Piper’s Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook. We launched the first edition of the handbook in 2012, and following such a positive response have been updating it to include additional chapters from Costa Rica, Honduras, Morocco, Panama, Israel, Serbia and Trinidad & Tobago to bring the total number of jurisdictions to 72.
We continue to witness a period of unprecedented activity in the development of data protection regulation around the world which will have a profound impact on the way in which global businesses are required to approach the collection and management of personal information.
These changes are being driven largely by cultural and trade considerations, and by a struggle to keep pace with emerging technology and online business methods. The proposal for a new EU data protection regulation, which is presently wending its way through the European Parliament as of this writing, is likely to effect a fundamental change in the existing EU framework. However, of equal significance is the toughening of requirements in countries such as Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, and the emergence of laws in countries which previously had no data protection law in place, including a large number of countries in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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The handbook is not a substitute for legal advice. Nor does it cover all aspects of the legal regimes surveyed, such as specific sectorial requirements. Furthermore, enforcement climates and legal requirements in this area continue to evolve. Most fundamentally, knowing high-level principles of law is just one of the components required to shape and to implement a successful global data protection compliance program.