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Development and Revision of Global Data Privacy and Security Laws

24 August 2011
Mayer Brown Article
The collection, use and transmittal of private data by companies and organizations is on the rise globally; unfortunately, so is the misuse and theft of this data. Faced with new technological developments and increased globalization, existing data protection rules are proving insufficient to address all of the security and privacy concerns being raised. In response, governments around the world are adding or revising laws and regulations meant to respond to these increased risks and to require those who collect, store and use this data to take greater responsibility for its protection. We review existing and propose rule changes in the European Union, the United States, Hong Kong, Mainland China and Vietnam
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