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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 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: May 23, 2019

We have survived the first year of living with the GDPR. After all the panic and hard work, we look at what has happened in the last 12 months and what can be learnt.

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 24, 2019

After issuing a report at the end of 2018, the Swiss Federal Council recently initiated a consultation on amendments to several federal laws to accommodate the needs of businesses using DLT/Blockchain technology.

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 19, 2019

The main objective of this law is to offer a set of guarantees to British citizens who are resident in Portugal on the date the UK leaves the EU."

Legal Update
Date Posted: April 15, 2019

Last week the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada launched a “Consultation on transborder dataflows”,in which it proposes to totally reverse its policy position on cross-border data transfers by organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

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

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: 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: 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