Five Questions General Counsels Should Ask About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in Asia and Europe
20 October 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
International businesses have to comply with increasingly divergent, complex and sometimes conflicting cybersecurity and data privacy requirements around the world. As the collection and use of data increases across a variety of sectors, so do the threats of cyber attacks from hackers and malware systems. As a result, data protection regulation is rapidly evolving worldwide to cope with the increasing demand to protect personal data from misuse. There are also key changes in the political climate, such as the UK's decision to leave the European Union, that may affect data protection regulation and change the way in which organizations transfer personal data. This article explores five data privacy and cybersecurity questions that a general counsel should ask to ensure that their organization is prepared for the changes ahead in Asia and Europe.