Stricter data protection laws are on the rise. While only a couple of years ago, data protection legislations and requirements were frequently marginalized and the position of the data protection officer within a company often was not a very strong one, the adoption of the GDPR has driven a new era of data protection laws.
The most recent data protection developments in Brazil and California show that legislators use the GDPR as a benchmark when creating and adopting new data protection and privacy laws. It is likely that more countries will follow this trend and that stricter privacy and data protection standards will be pursued by authorities and regulators.
As the implementation of company-wide data protection standards leads to considerable efforts, companies should strive for implementing privacy standards that fulfil all relevant data protection requirements applicable to them. As the GDPR is a “driver” of privacy legislation worldwide, it will often make sense to assess whether structures introduced to cope with the GDPR may also be useful regarding other privacy laws.
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