Global Data Privacy Laws 2019: 132 National Laws & Many Bills
(2019) 157 Privacy Laws & Business International Report, 14-18
7 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019
Date Written: February 8, 2019
In 2017-18, the number of countries that have enacted data privacy laws has risen from 120 to 132, a 10% increase. These 132 jurisdictions have data privacy laws covering both the private sector and public sectors in most cases, and which meet at least minimum formal standards based on international agreements.
At least 28 other countries have official Bills for such laws in various stages of progress, including 9 that have introduced or replaced Bills in 2017-18. Many others, in the wake of the GDPR and 'modernisation' of Convention 108, are updating or replacing existing laws.
This article gives a brief account of these 12 new laws; an analysis by region of the distribution of the 132 laws; important Bills; and significant updates to create '2nd generation' laws.
Keywords: Privacy, Dafa Protection, Laws, Bills, GDPR
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