Several years have passed since DLA Piper first launched its comprehensive handbook reviewing data protection laws of the world. The 2019 edition has now been published.
It came to my attention thanks to a LinkedIn post from former US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck who, freed from the proper restraints of his judicial position, and now a senior counsel at DLA Piper, has turned out to be an adept user of LinkedIn, and the source of much good information.
DLA Piper’s blog post about the Data Protection Handbook emphasises that 2018 was a significant year for privacy and data protection laws; the subject will, they say, “continue to be one of the most dynamic and fast-developing areas over the course of the next year.”
The handbook opens with a helpful map showing countries as having heavy, robust, moderate or limited regulation and enforcement in this area, and allowing comparison between two jurisdictions.
The entire handbook can be freely downloaded – all 820 pages of it.