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Data Protection Laws of the World

DLA Piper produced this handbook that sets out an overview of the applicable privacy and data protection laws and regulations across 63 different jurisdictions. (March 2013)

Social Networking and Online Forums–When Does the DPA Apply?

This is part of a series of guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office that explains what organizations, and individuals who process personal data for purposes such as running a business, need to consider when they run, contribute to or download personal data from online forums such as social networking sites, message boards or blogs.

EU Data Protection Regulation Tracker

Through this site, Hunton & Williams offers a convenient means to access relevant materials, including draft legislation, opinions and submissions, to assist organizations in understanding and addressing key proposals that may have a significant impact on their business.

U.S. State Data Disposal Laws

The National Conference of State Legislatures has posted a list of states that have enacted laws that require entities to destroy, dispose, or otherwise make personal information unreadable or undecipherable.

Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

Revision 4 of the NIST guidelines released in April of 2013. This publication provides a catalog of security and privacy controls for federal information systems and organizations and a process for selecting controls to protect organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations and the nation from a diverse set of threats. The security and privacy controls are customizable and implemented as part of an organization-wide process that manages information security and privacy risk.

U.S. State Identity Theft Statutes

This chart from the National Conference of State Legistaltures summarizes the identity theft criminal penalties, restitution and identity theft passport laws.

Sample Breach Notification Letters

View a list of breach notification letters posted by the California Office of the Attorney General.

Privacy Impact Assessment Report Template

Created by Rebecca Herold, CIPP, “The Privacy Professor,” who has also created an accompanying PIA methodology.

Business Impact Assessment template

Created by the U.S. Postal Service.

Model Privacy Impact Assessment for Agency Use of Third-Party Websites and Applications

Created by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Reference Guide to California’s Shine the Light Act

Created by Steven Boranian, Joshua Marker, Mark Melodia, Christopher Cwalina and Paul Bond of Reed Smith.

How to run a successful cookie audit

This guidance from Phil Lee of Field Fisher Waterhouse aims to help enterprises figure out a way to deal with their cookie consent compliance demands and offers tips based on hands-on experience running cookie audit projects.

Security Development Lifecycycle Privacy Questionairre

Created by Microsoft

Privacy Impact Assessment Guidance

Created by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Sample record retention plans

Created by the State Bar of Michigan

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