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Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

DLA Piper Data Protection Handbook

DLA Piper’s Data Protection, Privacy & Security group are pleased to present the 2014 edition of our Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook, covering over 70 jurisdictions. This go-to guide continues to offer a high-level snapshot of selected aspects of data protection laws across the globe, now in an online format with a number of new features.

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The Handbook offers a quick overview of the most challenging areas of data protection law for businesses, including:

  • International data transfer restrictions
  • Security obligations
  • Breach notification requirements
  • Enforcement
  • Electronic marketing, and
  • Online privacy, including cookies and location data.

New features of the improved online format of the Handbook include:

  • Heat map – a visual representation of the level of regulation and enforcement in a number of jurisdictions around the world
  • Comparison option – the ability to compare and contrast laws in different jurisdictions in a side-by-side view
  • Single jurisdiction and full Handbook download – the option to create a PDF of a single country for ease of frequent reference; or download a PDF of the entire Handbook
  • Mobile optimised – the Handbook is suitable for accessing on your personal mobile device.

DLA Piper’s Data Protection, Privacy & Security Practice

The Handbook’s extensive international coverage reflects the footprint of both DLA Piper and the law firms with which we routinely work. The DLA Piper Data Protection, Privacy & Security group includes over 130 privacy lawyers worldwide.

For further information please contact us by email at [email protected].