Global Data Breach Guide

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: 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

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.