Privacy, data and different jurisdictions: Examining requirements in non-EU countries

The difficulties of collecting and processing data from outside the United States provide another type of headache

In an increasingly globalized economy, the practice of law has expanded across borders as companies’ employees, actions and influence continue to spread across multiple jurisdictions. The varying privacy laws in place in different countries, industries and even states have far-reaching implications for law practitioners within the electronic discovery sphere. The growth in big data and cloud storage has only compounded these challenges for e-discovery professionals.

In the first of three articles, we explored the privacy challenges that exist across jurisdictions within the United States for collecting, reviewing and processing data that may be potentially relevant to a lawsuit or investigation. Here, we will explore data privacy regulations in non-European Union countries. In the next article, we will look at cultural and legal differences that impact data privacy and discovery between the United States and the EU.

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James MacGregor

James MacGregor leverages his extensive knowledge of pre-litigation, e-discovery and digital forensics as business development manager for UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc. He has a B.A....

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