Global Privacy Handbook 2018

30/09/2018 08:43

Innovation Driving Digital Transformation and Preparing for GDPR Baker McKenzie is pleased to provide you with complimentary access to the 2018 edition of our Global Privacy and Information Management Handbook, which covers over 50 jurisdictions and is currently available online at and in hardcopy for our clients (app format coming soon). 

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 a mix of digital technologies (including artificial intelligence and machine learning) and their accelerating impact across society (e.g., internet of things and autonomous cars);
  •  the increasingly weighty challenge of managing and protecting the growing amounts and richness of data (e.g., big data) being collected, used and processed in connection with the pursuit of digital transformation; and
  •  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 implementation of the General Data 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. 

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