27 June 2017
Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm, launches its inaugural Global Data Protection Guide (GDPG) – spanning more than 60 countries – to support our clients’ need for readily accessible information on data protection laws.
The interactive online map examines national data protection laws in multiple jurisdictions across the globe, for the benefit of all businesses across all sectors, who need to navigate the complexities of the global data privacy landscape. The GDPG addresses, amongst many others, the following questions:
- Is there a national data protection law in place?
- Are data processing notification requirements enforced by a regulator?
- Are there rules on data transfers?
- What are the guidelines for employee monitoring?
In addition, the tool allows the user to compare up to 5 countries at a time spanning data protection regimes across Europe, the US, South America, parts of Asia and Africa. The GDPG will be updated regularly so that it fully encompasses all significant changes relating to global data protection, including the introduction of the GDPR which will occur in May 2018.
This launch follows other recent innovations by Taylor Wessing, including the TW: Cyber Response app which helps companies effectively prepare for and respond to data breaches. It also builds on the Global Data Hub, which provides expert insight and analysis on data protection issues and on Download, which offers guidance on key developments in the media and technology sectors.
Vin Bange, partner in the International Data Protection practice at Taylor Wessing commented:
“With data protection compliance becoming headline news and following on from direct client feedback, the GDPG is incredibly timely. Data Protection laws impact all businesses, across all sectors, worldwide which means companies are now sitting up and taking note of what this actually means. Put simply, no business can escape from these laws. The idea, therefore, behind GDPG is to address the issues worrying firms head on and help everyone prepare for the market changes ahead.”