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Data privacy is going global

Robert Bond (robert.bond@bristows.com) is Partner & Notary Public at Bristows LLP in London, United Kingdom.

No compliance professional can be unaware of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the gold standard that it has set on data protection as a core compliance requirement.

GDPR is now influencing laws in other parts of the world, and there are an increasing number of new laws in the wings that copy aspects of GDPR.

California has recently announced a GDPR-style law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018; and Brazil, Bahrain, India, Kenya, and South Africa are all implementing similar legislation that grants enhanced rights to individuals and holds businesses more accountable.

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