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Regional Laws Require Caution for Transfers

PRIVACY LAW

February 22, 2012

Information Law Group reports on recent global privacy law developments that will require organizations to heed the expectations of regulators, consumers and employees when it comes to cross-border data transfers. In the European Union, for example, the European Commission has published a draft regulation to replace the Data Protection Directive; in Russia, the Federal Law on Personal Data was amended last year to allow data transfers to countries adhering to the Council of Europe Convention but not to the United States or India; in China, a proposed national standard has been issued, and Mexico passed its own national law in 2010.
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