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WLG Handbooks & Guides 2016 Global Data Breach Guide
2016 Global Data Breach Guide

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The World Law Group Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications, 2016 provides the essential information every organization needs to know when facing a data breach in one or more countries. Produced by the WLG's Privacy & Data Protection Group, this guide provides summaries of relevant law, data breach reporting requirements, contact information for relevant data protection authorities and more, currently for 60 countries worldwide.

Plus, on this website you will find reports on new data breach developments, in-depth articles and analyses from the World Law Group's member firms around the world, as well as alerts about and links to top events globally for professionals involved in privacy and data protection. Bookmark now and visit often to keep up to date with this fast-changing and ever-evolving field.


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Legal Update
Date Posted: February 4, 2024

The study analyzes 38 private equity deals signed in 2022 and 2023.

Legal Update
Date Posted: January 4, 2024

On 25 December 2023, the Personal Data Protection Committee published two notifications in the Royal Gazette regarding cross-border transfer. These two notifications are effective from 24 March 2024.

Legal Update
Date Posted: December 5, 2023

Ready or not, the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act (OCPA) is coming your way. Oregon joins several other states in passing comprehensive data privacy legislation.

Legal Update, Thought Leadership
Date Posted: October 5, 2023

Common to the class actions filed this year are allegations that employers requested or required candidates to disclose their family medical histories before receiving employment offers. The plaintiffs’ bar in Illinois may be looking to use the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) to challenge on

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 24, 2023

The National Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (or “ANPDP” in Spanish), an organism within the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, published a draft that addresses several modifications to the current Regulation of Law No. 29733, Personal Data Protection Law.

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 21, 2023

A new notification sets out the key criteria for when a Data Controller or Data Processor needs to appoint a DPO. This Notification focuses only on cases where core activities consist of processing operations, which require regular or systematic monitoring of personal data on a large scale.

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 3, 2023

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Personal data can henceforth flow safely from the European Union to U.S. companies adhering to the new Framework, without having to put in place additional data protection safeguards.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 19, 2023

After Indonesia’s Constitutional Court upheld contested provisions of the Personal Data Protection Law, the government is now drafting derivative regulations that will provide details on data processing requirements and sanctions for non-compliance with the new law.

Legal Update
Date Posted: July 17, 2023

An overview of its applicability, key exemptions, notice requirements, individual requirements, enforcement, and more.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 12, 2023

MinterEllisonRuddWatts' Investing in New Zealand Guide is a helpful summary of New Zealand’s business framework, and provides an overview on establishing a business, while answering some preliminary questions asked by those unfamiliar with the country's business legislation and regulations.