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 www.globaldatabreachguide.com 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: April 11, 2019

With cars increasingly linked to the internet and 7% of the 8.5 million cars in the Netherlands currently connected, the Dutch Data Protection Authority has announced that it will lay down new rules on the ownership and use of travel data, including certain data collected and used by car manufacturers.

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 1, 2019

Regulators have announced criteria and thresholds for foreign online businesses required to appoint local agent. Local agent requirements signify that affected offshore businesses should comply with local data rules relative to Korean users. Separately, criteria have also been unveiled for required designation of exclusive-role chief information security officer, and liability insurance or reserve requirements. The long-awaited standards are in follow-up to amendments of the IT Networks Act announced in May and August 2018.

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 1, 2019

Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (“MOJ”) announced draft Amended Regulations for Secret Investigations (the “Regulation”) in early January of this year, and the Legislative Yuan has promulgated that these Regulations shall be effective from 15 June 2019.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 26, 2019

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 14, 2019

After years of anticipation, on 28 February 2019, the National Legislative Assembly approved the Draft Personal Data Protection Act, a law that was originally drafted in 2009.

Legal Update
Date Posted: March 13, 2019

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 27, 2019

Gone are the days when a helicopter had to be hired to secure fantastic shots of a neighbourhood or local stadium in anticipation of a major public or private event.

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 27, 2019

Digital Rights management ("DRM") refers to the methods used by content owners to protect their digital content.

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 27, 2019

Cloud computing and offshoring of data is no longer a taboo among banks.

Legal Update
Date Posted: February 27, 2019

The implementation of cybercrime legislation is a pressing issue given that South Africa has one of the highest numbers of cybercrime victims in the world.