IAPP 2022 Global Legislative Predictions

Last Updated: January 2022Click To View (PDF)

The urgency to pass or update privacy laws around the world seems to heat up more each year, and 2022 is likely to be a hot one. This year’s issue of the IAPP’s Global Legislative Predictions is the largest to date since the IAPP began tracking predictions in 2017. Health data has been a center of attention in data privacy laws, another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the passage of China’s Personal Information Protection Law and potential passage of India’s Data Protection Bill, an additional one-third of the world’s population will be regulated by a data privacy law. While many countries agree data privacy is an important issue to regulate, some countries are seeing the greatest obstacle resides in how best to regulate it.

The IAPP additionally recorded two LinkedIn Live sessions with 2022 global privacy predictions, available here:


Previous IAPP Global Legislative Predictions

Listed below are previously published versions of the IAPP Global Legislative Predictions, dating back to 2017. (Note: The 2021 Global Legislative Predictions were not published due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.)