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The World Law Group’s Privacy & Data Protection Group is made up of member firm lawyers who have data protection, privacy and related compliance work as a focus of their practice, both in their countries and globally. The group’s goal is to provide relevant and seamless client services, including in cross-border data transfers, privacy risk assessment and data breach notification services to multinational entities, and to develop proactive compliance procedures and techniques in this fast-growing field.

Group members from around the world meet regularly by teleconference and at WLG conferences to exchange information about emerging privacy issues and challenges for multinational and local-country clients, and to work together on various projects. Group members collaborate on unique and highly regarded information resources, and organize webinars on emerging developments for members and clients.

Recent resources include the WLG Global Guide to Whistleblowing Programs and the WLG Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications and its companion website, Group members have also produced a widely requested "Global Data Protection Chart" and a seminal Sarbanes-Oxley book chapter for the American Bar Association on “Global Hotlines and Data Protection”, one of the leading works in this area to date.

For more information, contact this group's leaders or your local World Law Group member firm.


Christian Runte
CMS Germany
Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 892 3807


Ted Augustinos
Locke Lord LLP
Boston, U.S.A.
Tel: +1 860 541 7710

Hitoshi Sakai
City-Yuwa Partners
Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81 36 212 5642

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