DLA Piper recently released its updated Data Protection Laws of the World Map. The firm launched this interactive tool in 2012 and, following positive feedback has been updating it annually.
Privacy issues arising from tremendous growth in consumer and mobile technologies, an increasingly connected planet and mass cross border data flows have pushed countries to adopt new data protection regulations and boost existing frameworks to allow for greater protection for consumer data. Global businesses are witnessing a period of exceptional activity in the development of data protection regulations around the world which will have a profound impact on the way in which they are required to approach the collection and management of personal information.
DLA Piper’s interactive map is a great first step for familiarizing with international data protection regulations and building a strategy for compliance. Compiled by the firm’s stellar global data protection and privacy team, the tool will help global businesses develop and implement practical compliance solutions to the variety of relevant data protection laws.