Managing risk in an information-driven digital world
It has never been easier for companies to collect, copy and transfer personal data around the world. But at the same time, the introduction of a wide range of privacy and security laws worldwide imposes complex and often inconsistent privacy and data protection standards impacting on multinational companies.
Our 2018 Global Privacy Handbook provides detailed overviews of the increasingly complex and sophisticated privacy and data protection standards in over 50 countries.
Three intricately linked themes dominated the news this past year:
- The profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies
- The increasingly weighty challenge of managing and protecting the growing amounts and richness of data being collected, used and processed in connection with the pursuit of digital transformation
- The heightened global compliance obligations that are emerging to protect the rights of individuals impacted by the digital transformation underway, as most clearly represented by the Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If 2017 was largely about coming to terms with the impact of a world undergoing a digital transformation, for all businesses and organizations, the focus in 2018 will be around preparedness, action, and managing risk.