The need for privacy and cybersecurity compliance measures has become a paramount consideration as businesses become more digitally driven, data breaches become more publicized, and regulation continues to increase. Morgan Lewis privacy and cybersecurity lawyers advise clients operating in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia on compliance with privacy and cybersecurity regulations. This global privacy year in review takes an in depth look at privacy and cybersecurity updates around the globe.
Topics in this year in review include the following:
- In China, a series of new regulations and national standards on mechanisms for cross-border data transfers
- In the United States, updates to the state privacy law landscape, the latest wave of consumer class actions under state and federal anti-wiretapping laws, and developments in litigation involving the Illinois Biometric Information Act
- In the United Kingdom and European Union, developments in international data transfers, data breaches, regulation of cookies, and artificial intelligence
- In the United Arab Emirates, takeaways from the first comprehensive federal data protection law