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Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy: 2018 Update

  • This update provides essential information about the latest global developments on laws affecting the way personal data is processed and protected.
  • On 25 May 2018, Europe’s laws on data protection underwent fundamental changes as the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) (GDPR) came into effect. We look at the different approaches member states have taken to implement the GDPR.
  • With the security of international transfers of data between the EU and US at risk with threats from the EU to suspend the Privacy Shield, we look at what businesses should do to protect data. 
  • In the US, Colorado enacted stringent breach notification laws; and California passed ground-breaking privacy legislation putting its residents in control of their data.
  • In Asia, China has released national standards on personal information protection; while India is considering introducing national legislation.

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