INTERNATIONAL

Privacy in the Global Economy

Countries around the world have data protection laws in place that aim to ensure that government and organizations are protecting citizens’ privacy. Within Europe, there are many stringent laws in place, and many countries outside of Europe, the United States and Canada have turned to addressing privacy through legal obligations.

EUROPE

In Europe, the EU Directive on Data Protection attempts to harmonize the various national privacy laws in Europe to promote European-wide commerce.

The best way to stay up to date on international privacy legislation is to visit the websites of the data or privacy commissioners, or oversight agencies in each country:

OTHER COUNTRIES

Data protection laws are in effect in various countries.  Here are some examples:

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