Now 157 Countries: Twelve Data Privacy Laws in 2021/22

(2022) 176 Privacy Laws & Business International Report 1, 3-8

UNSW Law Research

10 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2022

Date Written: March 15, 2022

Abstract

Despite the covid pandemic, countries across the globe have continued to enact data privacy laws. At the start of 2021, 145 countries had done so, but in the year since then a further twelve countries enacted such laws, giving a total of 157 by mid-March 2022. Most are influenced substantially by the EU’s GDPR. The laws are from every major region globally.

This article discusses the main features of each of these laws, noting the main differences between them.

Keywords: privacy, data protection, GDPR, global

Suggested Citation

Greenleaf, Graham, Now 157 Countries: Twelve Data Privacy Laws in 2021/22 (March 15, 2022). (2022) 176 Privacy Laws & Business International Report 1, 3-8, UNSW Law Research, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4137418

Graham Greenleaf (Contact Author)

Independent Scholar ( email )

Sydney
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www2.austlii.edu.au/~graham/

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