Reference: “Europe Leads In Global Privacy – Announcing Forrester’s 2015 Data Privacy Heat Map”
Regardless of location, all countries should have this goal in mind, but privacy regulations vary from country to country and often conflict with each other. For global organizations, navigating these laws can be daunting. To help businesses tackle this challenge, Forrester published its 2015 Data Privacy Heat Map. Originally created in 2010, the tool leverages in-depth analyses of the data privacy-related laws and cultures of 54 countries around the world, helping security leaders and decision-makers better design their own approaches to privacy and data protection.
Every year since its inception, the data privacy heat map has highlighted a slow global convergence towards Europe’s approach to data privacy regulation. This convergence continues in 2015, with a number of non-European countries such as Chile, South Africa, and Thailand making strides — both large and small — toward their own comprehensive data privacy regimes. Further, these countries are making provisions similar to those laid out by the Data Protection Directive 95. In some cases, countries have even adopted provisions that are expected to be implemented in future European regulations, such as the case with South Africa and its “right to be forgotten” and mandatory breach notification laws.
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