The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Japan; Malaysia; Malta; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Singapore; South Korea; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; Turkey; United Kingdom; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Data Protection & Privacy and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
Summarise the legislative framework for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII). Does your jurisdiction have a dedicated data protection law? Is the data protection law in your jurisdiction based on any international instruments on privacy or data protection?
Which authority is responsible for overseeing the data protection law? Describe the investigative powers of the authority.
Are there legal obligations on the data protection authority to cooperate with other data protection authorities, or is there a mechanism to resolve different approaches?
Can breaches of data protection law lead to administrative sanctions or orders, or criminal penalties? How would such breaches be handled?
Does the data protection law cover all sectors and types of organisation or are some areas of activity outside its scope?
Does the data protection law cover interception of communications, electronic marketing or monitoring and surveillance of individuals? If not, list other relevant laws in this regard.
Identify any further laws or regulat
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