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: October 14, 2019

On October 11, 2019, the California Attorney General provided notice of proposed regulations concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Legal Update
Date Posted: October 1, 2019

The French Data Protection Authority (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés receives many individual and collective complaints relating to online marketing.

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 10, 2019

On June 20, 2019 the French Authority published a best practice guide for the implementation and exercise of tele consultation and tele-expertise activities.

Legal Update
Date Posted: September 9, 2019

The Council of the European Union has adopted the Conclusions on the future a highly digitalized Europe beyond 2020: “Boosting digital and economic competitiveness across the Union and digital cohesion.” It defines a route map to guide the European digital policy as of 2020.

Legal Update
Date Posted: August 29, 2019

On 28 June 2019, the Info-communications Media Development Authority ("IMDA") and the Personal Data Protection Commission ("PDPC") published the first comprehensive Trusted Data Sharing Framework ("Framework") to facilitate data sharing of both personal and business data between organisations.

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 28, 2019

The UK is a significant jurisdiction for artificial intelligence (AI) and "big data".

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.