Data is a critical asset in today’s globally connected economy. Rapidly evolving technologies have made it easier than ever for companies to collect, use and transfer data throughout the world. Yet strict data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulation is evolving rapidly, imposing complex and often inconsistent standards.
Our Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Handbook is updated annually to help you keep up with the dynamic legal landscape. We provide detailed overviews and allow a comparative perspective of the increasingly complex and sophisticated data privacy and cybersecurity standards in over 50 countries.
In our updated edition, as well as capturing new and pending legislation in jurisdictions across the globe, we have expanded content relating to key areas of activity for 2024:
- AI and cybersecurity regulation. The EU continues to drive regulation, and the new EU AI Act and the expanded Network and Information Security 2 (NIS2) Directive will start to impact how companies address global AI governance and make cybersecurity a board-level issue for virtually all industry sectors. We are also seeing a rapidly evolving legislative and regulatory landscape for AI and cybersecurity across the globe, with new legislation or regulation on the horizon in at least 40 jurisdictions worldwide, and have added new questions addressing these fast-moving areas in our updated handbook. This includes new content on the use of artificial intelligence, automated decision-making or profiling in an employment context, which is an area of regulatory focus from both a data privacy and employment law perspective.
- Cyber and privacy risk in transactions. As companies aim to stay in step with technology advancements and market-leading innovation, M&A and other financing activity will grow in spaces that are undergoing significant review by regulators. We have added new content on the treatment of pre-acquisition data or cyber breaches in share and asset sales, and on the (lack of) guidance from regulators on data privacy compliance in the context of transactional activity.
We can help companies to navigate the myriad of challenging data protection, privacy and cybersecurity laws, regulations and guidance, in all regions globally where our team of experts are ready where you need us.