Data Privacy Laws
LEARN ABOUT DATA PRIVACY REQUIREMENTS
AROUND THE WORLD
While the cloud is global, complying with hundreds of different data privacy laws around the world can be daunting. Given today’s concerns about security and data privacy, government agencies globally are enacting new laws, or strengthening existing ones, aimed at protecting the privacy and personal information of their citizens. While there are common themes and similarities to these laws, there are also a multitude of differing requirements, regulatory authorities, penalties, and interpretations by regulators and auditors.
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DATA PRIVACY CONFLICTS
For any company that does business in multiple countries, or uses cloud providers located in other regions, there can be a complex web of regulatory requirements, depending on where your data resides or potentially travels. And new laws like the European GDPR, claim extraterritoriality, effectively raising the compliance bar globally. To effectively safeguard personal information you need to understand your risks and legal responsibilities across a wide range of data protection laws.
GLOBAL COMPLIANCE GUIDE
Before you can protect sensitive data you need to understand what regulations apply and what type of information needs to be protected. To help with this, CipherCloud publishes an online and printed guide providing an overview of data protection laws in more than 80 countries around the world. Laws for each country are summarized in a consistent way, highlighting similarities and differences in each region including:
- Summaries of applicable national data protection laws
- Links to each country’s national data protection authority
- Security requirements for protecting data
- Definitions of both personal data and sensitive personal data
- Restrictions on transferring data across boundaries
- Notification requirements in the event of a data breach