Market research company Forrester has updated its data privacy heat map to highlight data protection guidelines and practices in 54 countries, Forrester Senior Analyst Chris Sherman writes for Forbes. The 2016 update looked back at the past five years of assessments and noted three high-level trends. The three trends included countries such as Nigeria, Argentina and Japan looking toward Europe as the standard for data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation affecting legislation both inside and outside the EU, and efforts to strengthen surveillance that undermines data protection laws. “In a world where privacy has become a competitive differentiator for multinational organizations, businesses must increasingly work with their general counsels and chief privacy officers to understand global data privacy requirements, implementing controls that protect personal data accordingly,” Sherman writes.
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