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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation of the European Union (EU) that became effective on May 25, 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation of the European Union (EU) that became effective on May 25, 2018. It replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR sets strict standards for the handling and protection of personal data and gives EU citizens control over their personal information. The regulation applies to all organizations operating in the EU, as well as organizations outside the EU that process personal data of EU citizens. Key provisions include the right to access, rectification, erasure, and data portability. Organizations that fail to comply with the GDPR may be subject to significant fines.

United Kingdom

During the Conservative Party Conference 2022, the new UK Secretary of State for Digital announced plans to replace the GDPR with “a truly bespoke, British system of data protection“.

This Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPDIB) was withdrawn on 8 March 2023 and replaced with new draft legislation (the Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill).

The Government has been quite outspoken in their intention to reform data protection to “simplify overcautious rules”, “free up the use of data” and reduce administrative burdens.

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European Union 🇪🇺

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation of the European Union (EU) that became effective on May 25, 2018.

United States 🇺🇸

In the United States there are several privacy laws and regulations on a national, state and local level. There is not one national privacy law in the United States. Certain states, like California, introduced their own comprehensive privacy laws and other states are expected to follow.

Canada 🇨🇦

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law that came into effect on January 1, 2004.

Australia 🇦🇺

The Privacy Act 1988 is a federal privacy law that sets standards for the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of personal information by Australian government agencies and some private sector organizations.

Japan 🇯🇵

The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) is a privacy law that came into effect on May 30, 2017.

Brazil 🇧🇷

The General Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados, or LGPD) is a privacy law that came into effect on August 16, 2020.

India 🇮🇳

The Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 (also known as the IT Rules) is a privacy and data protection law in India.

China 🇨🇳

China has several laws and regulations that relate to privacy and data protection, including the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into effect on June 1, 2017, and the Personal Information Protection Law, which is still in draft form.


Privacy laws vary by country, with some having comprehensive privacy legislation and others having limited provisions.

Middle East

Privacy laws vary by country, but generally, they follow Islamic principles and are based on personal privacy rights outlined in the national constitution.

Russia 🇷🇺

The privacy law in Russia is regulated by the Federal Law No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data”. It outlines the rules for collecting, processing, and storing personal data.

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Switzerland is implementing new legislation to better protect its citizens’ data. Swiss companies will have to comply with this legislation from September 1, 2023.

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