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: January 16, 2019

On January 10, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed “An Act relative to consumer protection from security breaches", which added new requirements and obligations for companies that experience a data breach.

Legal Update
Date Posted: November 30, 2018

The blockchain constitutes a “method for recording continuously generated data, in the form of blocks that are linked to each other in chronological order of validation, each block and its sequence being protected against changes

Legal Update
Date Posted: June 29, 2018

On June 28, 2018, Governor Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Although the CCPA will not come into effect until January 1, 2020 (and may be amended prior to that date), it promises to be a major game changer for protection of consumer privacy not only in California, but in the United States.