In April DLA Piper published the first edition of the Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook 2011/2012 (“the Handbook”). The Handbook offers a high-level snapshot of selected features of national laws as they currently stand in 58 jurisdictions across the world. It is intended to provide a quick overview of features of data protection law that are often of greatest practical significance to businesses, such as international data transfer restrictions, security obligations and breach notification requirements. Also included is a section on enforcement, as this is always an important consideration in assessing the risk presented by any jurisdiction. The Handbook has been prepared utilising extensive international coverage of both DLA Piper and other law firms, whose details are set out in the Handbook.
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