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Where Is the Regulation of Transborder Data Flows Headed?

DATA PROTECTION

April 24, 2013

“Anyone working in privacy and data protection law is familiar with the restrictions on transferring data outside the European Union (EU) contained in the EU Data Protection Directive,” writes Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati Senior of Counsel Christopher Kuner in the latest installment of Privacy Perspectives. “But did you know that non-EU countries as diverse as Israel, Mexico, Russia and South Korea have similar restrictions? And that since the 1970s, over 70 countries all over the world have enacted data protection and privacy laws regulating transborder data flows?” Kuner delves into this complex topic and lays out some of his conclusions of where things are headed.
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