2019 was certainly a busy year for the data protection ecosphere, with countries around the world drafting or adopting data protection laws. In the US, we witnessed the preparations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and proposal for a US privacy bill, known as the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). At the same time, no less than 15 US states have introduced privacy legislation, of which California, Nevada and Maine have been signed into law.
In Africa, several countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, and Zambia have introduced GDPR-style data protection laws, with Kenya considering its own data protection bill. From Asia Pacific, there is a lot of focus on the Indian Personal Data Bill, which proposes its own data localisation requirement, and South Korea adopting its own privacy bill.
But, one important question remains:
What will 2020 bring?
Join ESOMAR’s Data Protection Officers for a Global Privacy Outlook into the laws you need to be aware of and the data protection trends we expect for the following year.
What you will take away from the session: