The Global Data Privacy Tool
The Global Data Privacy Tool was created by MULTILAW. In 2010, MULTILAW Services Limited was founded to support the technology initiatives that were created. Legal minds from around the world were consulted to bring the best possible Data Privacy information available from their jurisdictions. At launch we have information from over 70 different jurisdictions covering six of the seven continents. We are constantly looking for new contributing legal experts to add to our growing list of countries represented.
Data privacy and security and information management is a preeminent business concern in today's electronic environment. Companies increasingly conduct business operations that involve the transfer or storage of their customers' or employees' personal information to another jurisdiction or country. Payroll and tax records, medical records, credit card information, insurance data, and other types of nonpublic personal information are commonly the subject of a cross border transfer. Whether a data transfer is directly managed or outsourced to a third party service provider, the business is responsible for assuring the privacy and security of the nonpublic personal information that it owns or controls. Businesses that operate in more than one country must be cognizant of the different viewpoints concerning data privacy and security issues in those countries. Most countries have adopted data privacy legislation or rules to protect their citizens, but the specific requirements for collection, storage and transfer of nonpublic personal information among the many countries of the world vary considerably. Furthermore, notice and consent to transfer requirements are often unique to each country.
The Global Data Privacy Tool is an online product that was created to help businesses navigate known and unknown legal issues as they make strategic business decisions. For an annual subscription fee that is less than the cost of a quarterly newsletter, the Tool makes available informative summaries on a vast array of data privacy topics along with sample forms and supporting documentation. Currently, over 70 jurisdictions are represented, along with discussions on data privacy related topics as well as the European Union Data Privacy Initiative, the APEC Privacy Guidelines, and the Latin American Data Privacy Protection Rules.
To subscribe go to www.globaldataprivacy.com