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Compliance with the growing body of data breach law requires a familiarity with variations in national law and an understanding of reporting requirements around the globe.

Discovery of a data breach demands that organizations act quickly and comprehensively in order to effectively manage the situation and potential exposures - including monetary and reputational - associated with such incidents.

The expanded and updated second edition of the World Law Group Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications, 2016 provides practical summaries on current law and regulations governing data breach notification requirements in 60 jurisdictions. It is intended to provide a quick reference for organizations anticipating or facing a significant data breach and distills the experience of leading privacy and data protection lawyers in the jurisdictions where this area of law is most developed.

Also, as this area of law is changing so quickly, the World Law Group has launched www.globaldatabreachguide.com to provide news about data breach developments, resources, events and more as they become available. Bookmark this site and return for updates.

If you require additional jurisdiction-specific information on data breaches, please visit Contacts, where you can quickly locate contact information for specialists in leading independent law firms around the world.