2020 Global Privacy Insights: Specific Country Updates

By Karen Schuler| August 10, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread worldwide over the past few months, two global megatrends have emerged in the data privacy arena: contact tracing and working from home. Both bring significant concerns about governments and companies retaining too much control over people’s data and increased opportunities for illegally obtaining personal information.

Data knows no boundaries and breaches are not region dependent. Although privacy regulations vary globally, common themes exist across jurisdictions. The pandemic has become a catalyst for new regulatory updates and global companies cannot remain complacent about data privacy protocols.
 
In BDO Digital’s latest report, we provide summaries and outlooks on data privacy regulations in 26 different countries.